Black Stork Nest in Karula, 2021

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Black Stork Nest in Karula, 2021

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The Karula National Park in the south of Estonia is a perfect place for black storks to nest and breed.
The two adult birds we watched last year were named Karl II and Kati. They had four chicks, initially, but only two went on to fledge. Sadly, neither of them survived.

Previously, on this nest, we saw a breeding pair of Black Storks
Karl – adult male, ring number 715R
Kaia– adult femal, not ringed

Here, one can read about Karula National Park
https://www.keskkonnaamet.ee/sites/defa ... ula_EN.pdf

Installation of the camera on the nest.
http://www.talgud.ee/lugu/must-toonekure

Links to webcamera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R85D9UivLlc
Camera view first came on line on 9. April, 2020

Camera information[/b
If the stream stops it may be helpful to check on the Kotkaklubi Youtube channel. where a new link can be found. This is something done by Youtube, not the camera.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvBXT ... Saqd19N0Sg

Another approach is to use the LK main page and choose the camera from there.
https://www.looduskalender.ee/n/

There are many articles on What We Know About Black Storks https://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/vie ... ?f=2&t=989
Some are lengthy so be prepared for a long read

Links may need to be edited. Please post if you see an error.
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We have been able to follow Karl II's progress on the Following Karls' Families topic https://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/pos ... 5&p=787995.
He is making slow work of his journey to Estonia! Meanwhile, Eedi was seen on Karl II's nest this morning. KARL II is still in Ukraine. The weather there is not helpful to him for a northward flight.
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IMPORTANT EVENTS 2021


ARRIVALS
On 11 April, KARL II (ring number 716 C) arrived at the nest.
On 12 April a female Black Stork joined him. It soon became clear that this bird is KAIA, the same young female as in 2020 (no rings, probably born in 2018).


EGGS
The first egg was seen at dawn on 24 April.
The second egg was seen at dawn on 26 April.
The third egg was seen at dawn on 28 April.
The fourth egg was seen at dawn on 30 April.

On 24 May one of the eggs broke under the belly of Karl II (reason unknown, possibly due to a thin eggshell).


HATCHING
The first chick hatched on 28 May, at 07:10
The second chick hatched on the same day, 28 May, at 17:44
The third chick hatched on 30 May, at 18:24, after a long and difficult hatching process.
(Observers agree that the third chick emerged from the first laid egg, distinguishable by its slightly brownish shell).


CAMERA MALFUNCTION
The camera transmission broke down during a severe thunderstorm on 25 June and was re-established on 15 July.


RINGS AND TRANSMITTERS
On 9 July, the storklets received their rings and a transmitter.
It is the first time that Kotkaklubi uses leg-mount transmitters on Black Storks.

716 U = the oldest chick
716 P = the middle chick
716 T = the youngest chick


NAMES
On 2nd August the result of the name vote was announced:

716 U, the oldest storklet, was named Udu (meaning 'fog' in Estonian)
716 T, the youngest storklet, was named Tuul (meaning 'wind' in Estonian)

On 4 August Udu and Pikne made their maiden flight, at the age of 68 days.


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Hello all!
Good to see Eedi!

I see many guests online, so, in any case, Eagle Club channel with all current webcams

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvBXT ... Saqd19N0Sg
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Thank you for the new topic 2021. :thumbs:

Seeing Eedi was a great surprise. Now I can't wait to see Karl II.

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edit: And will Kaia be back?
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Many thanks for the new topic, Jo! :headroll:

The new season at the nest in Karula National Park is now officially opened. :D

I hope that this year everything will go well!
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:wave:
What a great thing to see Eedi,
thanks Swenja!
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Eedi was silent, does that mean he realizes that nest is not his home?
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Jo, thank you very much for opening the topic 2021 :2thumbsup:
I wish a successful season on this nest! I would like to hear little Storklets twitter again .. :innocent:

Hi Black Stork lovers :hi:

the video of Eedi stay at Karl II nest :D


The beginning is missing because there is a gap in the stream. Unfortunately!
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asteria wrote: April 8th, 2021, 2:21 pm Eedi was silent, does that mean he realizes that nest is not his home?
asteria, we did not see his arrival! But I saw that he popped in Karl's nest :laugh:
I think he just took a little break. He doesn't seem interested in this nest.
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Liz, thank you for posting your video here. This is the right place for it!
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Post by Heloise »

Hello everyone!

Many thanks for the wonderful news, photos and video!
Eedi is very cute! How beautiful these storks are! We haven't seen them in a long time...

But... I was right! :shake:

On April 6, I wrote: "I wonder what happens when Eedi arrives at Karula Nature Park before Karl II?
He is also from Karula. Maybe he will occupy Karl's nest?" :headroll:

I really hope Eedi goes and stays on his nest, he just checked the neighbor's home, it was the "neighborhood watch" 8-)
Karl is smart. He knows that the weather in Estonia will get warmer later. He's not rushing.
Maybe he met Kaia on the way?

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Liz01 wrote: April 8th, 2021, 2:30 pm asteria, we did not see his arrival! But I saw that he popped in Karl's nest :laugh:
I think he just took a little break. He doesn't seem interested in this nest.
On the cam tape Eedi is silent. And yes, he uses the nest for having a break.
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It was really nice to see Eedi :rolleyes:
Eedi also wanted to be flashed by the camera :D
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All are very glad and hello! :loveshower: :wave: Thanks for the new topic, and for the photos and videos in the previous section! I think it was Urmas who carefully put the feather in the center of the nest for us :rolleyes: We really hope and look forward to the new season. :rolleyes:
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Post by aquiline »

Hello, everybody :wave:

It is great to see Eedi whom we have followed for so long :loveshower:

thank you for the camera, the new topic and all the work everybody has done
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Hello! :hi:
Anne7 just wrote (many thanks!):
"Today, KARL II flew 266 km, and is indeed in southern Belarus!
He is a little north of the village Pribolovichi, Lelchitsy Distric, just across the border."

Karl II is coming soon :loveshower:

Good night! :offtobed:
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April 9th

Good Morning everyone! :hi:

the camera i not working since 23:30!

EDIT: 8:10 The camera is working again

Karl II is on the way .. all is good :D

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