Black Stork Nest in Karula, 2021

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Good Morning!

The third egg :thumbs:



05:37:22 Karl II flies away.
05:39:18 Karl II back with branch.
05:39:39 Karl II touches Kaia with his beak. Kaia stands up.

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06:11:00 Karl II flies away. Kaia incubates.
06:20:08 He brings grass and moss.
06:20:57 Karl II flies away.
06:25:08 He brings moss and grass.
06:26:23 Karl II flies away from the curved Branch.
06:32:02 He brings a branch.
06:34:32 Karl II flies to the right.
06:40:00 He is back with branch
06:41:53 Karl II flies to the left.
07:00:27 He brings grass and moss.
07:01:14 mating
07:15:08 Karl II flies to the left.
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oh wow, another egg! :loveshower: :bounce:
but now its enough, dear Karl II! :rolleyes:
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The probability of the fourth egg is very high and that is not bad. No Kati - no elimination.
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asteria :hi:
yes, I am afraid of the elimination.....therefor I recommended Karl II to stop mating :rolleyes:
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Hello everyone :loveshower:

Thank you Liz01 and Swenja :thumbs:

Yes, I would also recommend Karl II to end the mating :D

Have a nice spring day, the sun is shining!

K = kolmapäev = Wednesday, partly cloudy

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bonehead wrote: April 12th, 2021, 12:01 pm Hi! So nice that Karl II is safely back.

Dear Karl II please pick this year a nice expierenced lady, who will lay 2 eggs or if the food conditions are very very good max 3 eggs. that´s because we will not wont any extra drama on this nest this year. Thanks in advance Karl, if you listened me :wave: .

That was a human wish, but in reality nature works it´s own ways and thats a fact we humans must accept, even if it sometimes is very hard.

We wish all the best luck to you Karl II :nod: !
Please Karl II read and remember this! :bow: This year seems already to be a year of drama (cf. WTE Milda and GE Helju).
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07: 51 Kaiа gets up from the masonry, straightens the moss, and at the same moment sits down again.
08: 41 she gets up, shakes off his feathers, straightens his moss. The bright sun has risen-it welcomes the new day and the third egg in our clutch.
08: 42 Kaia sits down.
09: 03 gets up, loosens, removes small twigs from the center of the nest,
09: 05 sits down
09: 21: 27 she is completely relaxed, closed her eyes, dozing.
09: 21: 58 she clearly hears something, turns her head, looks at the forest and the sky
09: 22 startled looks down to the left of the nest, raises the feathers on the neck, turns his head... Karl II flies into the nest on the right.
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Our little Princess is in the nest, makes the nest for eggs more pleasant. She's been in the nest since Karl II left.
(07:15:08 Karl II flew to the left)

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09:21:27 :sleeping:
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09.22:43 "My love is coming!"

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Yes, he came! 09:22:43

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The situation is under control
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Hello everyone :wave:

3 precious white eggs!

Many thanks for your reports and beautiful pictures!

I made a few extra pics.

07:51 Kaia takes care of the nest bowl.
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08:47 The little princess is incubating her eggs.
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09:22 Karl II comes home.
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Karl II is in the nest, everything is fine.

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"You could already leave!"

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And so she went ... 09:30:44

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Thank you Tatiana60, Anne 7 :hi:

(I have to leave now...)

:wave:
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Thank you, Heloise, for your lovely pictures!
:wave:
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You´re welcome, thank you! :wave:
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Heloise wrote: April 28th, 2021, 11:37 am Yes, he came! 09:22:43

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The situation is under control
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I hope they will have good luck with the eggs and the chicks this year!
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. (Lao Tsu)
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chrisitz wrote: April 28th, 2021, 8:26 am asteria :hi:
yes, I am afraid of the elimination.....therefor I recommended Karl II to stop mating :rolleyes:
I am also afraid of too many eggs. If there is not enough food, the parents will eliminate the weak ones from the nest. We have seen that.
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pirkkokn wrote: April 28th, 2021, 12:28 pm I am also afraid of too many eggs. If there is not enough food, the parents will eliminate the weak ones from the nest. We have seen that.
Hello pirkkokn :hi:
Yes, we have seen that. Kati knew that it was a ‘necessary’ measure, if there is not enough food available.
I don't know if Karl II or Kaia would have the courage to remove a chick if they had to.
From what we’ve seen in 2019, I suspect that father Karl would continue to try to feed them all, and even pay extra attention to the smallest one(s). (In 2019, he paid a lot of extra attention to the 4th chick, as if he was doing his best to give the youngest one enough to eat as well.) And our little Kaia? She has no experience at all. Who knows how she would react to a food shortage?

We can only hope that there will be adequate food this year. :nod:
If there will be a food shortage, the most sensible decision would most likely be to eliminate a chick.
That way, the remaining chicks will at least have a chance to survive.
If the parents fail to act, the chances are high that all the chicks will starve to death (or be too weak and skinny to cope with their first migration). That would be worse.

But let’s remain optimistic and see what happens.
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Our beautiful Karl II in the nest:

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13:23:52 Kaia is on the way!

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13:24:55 She came!

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Karl II is greeting loudly :whistling:

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13:25:26 Karl II left to the right without saying goodbye...

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Kaia seems a little surprised (my interpretation!) :unsure:

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13:26:12 Kaia...

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...and after a while she starts to make the nest more comfortable.

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