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Where are our young black storks with transmitters?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 08.09.2018 - 13:38

Screenshot from webcam UteL, LK forum

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 01.09.2018

So the stork nest was left to wait for its nesters next year….

 

Black stork    Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra 

 

As the first of the young black storks Maru left the nest, on August 4th. About the nest life in between we have written in the news articles.

Karula and Päike left on migration on August 15th. Male Karl did not come to the nest later because he noticed the departure of the storklets and he was busy near one of them (Karula), at a watching distance as the transmitter data showed.

VIDEO: Departure now?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 16.08.2018 - 10:56

Screenshots from webcam UteL, LK forum
English translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 15.08.2018

 

Yesterday morning the storklets were in the nest as usual…

 

Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra 

 

 

The young storks left on migration as usual a little before they were three months old. They did not go on discovery trips together and they left from the nest at different times and in different directions. And how do we know?

Movements in the black stork nest has become sparser

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 10.08.2018 - 12:33

Screenshot from webcam and video Svenja, LK forum
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 08.08.2018

 

Black stork        Must-toonekurg          Ciconia nigra     

 

As in every year the visits of the female stork becomes rarer in July until we one day notice that she has not been visiting the nest at all for several days – that is how she sets out on migration.

The last time that we saw the third storklet was on the same day that they became two and a half months old. There have been occasions in earlier years when a young bird that has been out straying around has returned again to the nest after four days …

Young black storks two and a half months

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 05.08.2018 - 09:54

Screenshot from webcam  UteL, LK forum
English translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 04.08.2018

Near the nest flying exercises go on in daytime too

 

¨Black stork      Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra

 

Female Kati has not been seen since the beginning of August but so quietly the departure of the black stork females proceeds.

Hunger is what sets the young birds in action because the couple of feedings in a day by male Karl is no longer enough for youths grown big. They have to start acting and occupying themselves as their instincts tell them.

VIDEO: Trio of growing black storks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 22.07.2018 - 09:31

Screenshot from webcam  Anne, LK forum
Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 20.07.2018

Birthday kids

 

Black stork     Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

 

Almost a week ago our stork chicks got rings on their legs as well as transmitters as light-weight backpacks on their backs. The birdmen get more information about the movements of the young birds before their breeding period arrives.

All operations were carried out simultaneously in order to disturb nest life as little as possible and everything passed successfully.

VIDEO: Storklets got rings and transmitters today

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 15.07.2018 - 00:22

Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 14.07.2018

 

Storklets being brought back to nest

 

Black stork         Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

 

Today the storklets got transmitters on their backs and rings on their legs. Urmas Sellis together with other bird people undertook the task and not in the nest but under it – the procedure took some time. In daytime the adults are hunting for food and there is a smaller risk for the birdmen to ”get caught” by the adults.

VIDEO: Young black storks one and a half month old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 05.07.2018 - 10:00

Screenshot from webcam  UteL, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 04.07.2018

Early morning grooming

 

Black stork      Must-toonekurg      Ciconia nigra

 

With the trimming of the plumage less ”chick down” remains, the growing proper feathers get cared for and there will be fewer pestering parasites left – there may be quite a number of them in the nest.

The adults feed the young storks well, at least four rounds of food per day.

 

VIDEO: Stork chicks aged one month + a week on top of that

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 30.06.2018 - 09:49

Screenshot from webcam and video Svenja, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 27.06.2018

Male Karl feeding the chicks

 

Black stork         Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

 

There is less down left on the stork chicks thanks to their own  nibbling as well as that of the siblings, as a pastime. So they also get rid of  parasites in the nest and birds have plenty of them. The older ones and the a couple of days younger ones  can be distinguished by the length of their beaks.

Nest life lasts long for the stork chicks. In about three weeks they start flight exercises, then life gets interesting again.

VIDEO: Large pike for stork chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:21

Video recorded by Liz, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

 

 

Black stork       Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

Unbelievable how large fish the black storks manage to catch, in addition to gobble down.

Sucn a treat was of course too much for the only a week and half old stork chicks and went back into the craw of  female Kati

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