Carsten Rohde, black stork specialist from Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), also one of the authors of a well known book on black storks, told me about the following story.
On the following website from the Netherlands on storks you find the article with the photos. http://www.ooievaars.eu/frame.htm
go to: "Zwart met een oranje randje:
And here the translation into (a more or less German) English: Black with an orange edge:A remarkable report of a black stork
- By Annemieke Enters and Wim van Nee -
That a black stork is seen in the Netherlands, is in itself unremarkable. The migration time is scheduled for that, especially young black storks are attracted to migrate via the Netherlands. If a ringed black stork is seen, it becomes interesting. Where does he come from and is there more known about the life of the bird?Ringed in Germany
The birdmigrationstation in September received a question about a ringed black stork, which was observed on the Soeren's height. There was also a photograph. It did not show clear what was on the ring and therefore the birdmigrationstation asked for our help. On the white ring was T188 readable.
Inquiries by us in Belgium led to the German ringing specialist Carsten Rohde. He is working on black storks in Germany. Carsten told us that T188 was ringed on June 22, 2010 in the Spreewald, a forest along the banks of the Spree, southeast of Berlin.
At the same litter there was another young one, ringed with T187. Both youngsters also have a small aluminum ring. Carsten illustrated it with a nice photo of two youngsters in the nest.
((Photo)) Black storks T187 and T188 on their parental nest
(Copyright Carsten Rohde) Migration Routes
As for Carsten the Dutch report of T 188 is very interesting. The other young, T187, has in fact also been observed. On August, 11 it was seen near Dresden. Do the two youngsters from the same litter use different migration routes? An interesting question for our German colleague.Soeren's height
The photo of T188 brought us into contact with the reporter and photographer, Prof. Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven. He had seen and photographed the black stork on August 19, 2010, and realized that this one was rather special. Mr Van Vollenhoven told us that he photographed through the car window not to startle the stork. The bird turned out to be so shy, though he kept a close eye on the photographer. When the stork not immediately flew up, Mr Van Vollenhoven also took some pictures from outside the car. One is shown below. With a few strong wing beats T188 choose the airspace. Mr Van Vollenhoven wrote the following explanation for his pictures: Right Honourable Mr. van Nee.
Here are the two pictures of my black stork.
Indeed, taken with a 500 mm.
Here I was outside the car.
I am always around with my 500 mm lens and with my 180 mm macro lens.
I've never seen a black stork at Het Loo in my life. Given its resting position the bird was very tired.
The picture was taken at Soeren's heigt neat Echoput Hotel and near the Aardhuis.
Both are at the provincial road between Apeldoorn and Nieuw Millingen.
With cordial greetings
Prof. Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven
((Photo)) T188 black stork resting
(Copyright Prof. Mr. van Vollenhoeven) Copyrights
The report and photo of T188 resulted on a very pleasant personal contact with Mr Van Vollenhoven. We are glad to be able to publish the photos and notes ton the website of STORK. We would like to point out that the copyrights on the pictures belong to Mr van Vollenhoven and that without his permission no one is allowed acquiring and publishing them.
On the photo from Carsten Rohde there is a copyright too.
((Photo)) Black stork T188 flies away
(Copyright Prof. Mr. van Vollenhoeven)