Hi, I'm Olga, former renandeli! I'm a storkaholic since 16th April 2008.
My goodness, I went to the Hancock Wildlife Channel to Estonia ~ Black Stork Cam 2007 & 2008
..I found my second first post! I became emotional when reading some posts there from May, April and June 2008.. I miss Black storks so much!!
sometimes in June 2008 I wrote: To my surprise to day i found an article on Black Storks in a Finnish news paper. (Mustahaikara = Black Sotrk, Helsingin Sanomat, 10.6.2008 Tiede & Luonto - Sciense and Nature). The strory tells many things i have allready read here and in Looduskalender. But this was a piece of news for me: An old, tens of years old, nest of Black Stork may be very hevy, weight 1000 kg (one thousand)! This is why the nests sometimes fall down...(tells ornitology Maris Strazds, Latvia)
I have watched the kurekameera webcam from the 16.5.08, every day more than 12 hours every day. Finally i found this page (sorry for my poor Englihs, i just cannot see when i make very funny mistakes...
There had been in April 2008 a little piece of news about Estonian Black storks in a Finnish afternoon paper. There was told that 'Black stork are mating in front of web cam in Estonia'. I didn't open the link that day, but some days later on, and what did I saw!
It was the day when the female Black stork removed one of the chicks. It was so shocking to see it... I didn't know anything of Black storks, I did not know anyone who knew something about them..There are not Black storks in Finland.
So, I begun to watch the cam while working - so, became storkaholic in one second in one day. All what happened there on that Black stork nest was so beautiful, so touching, attractive,...I will never ever forget that nest, the nest of Padis and Donna.. (those names are full of meaning, like names of saints!I was uncertain if I even could write them here..
Later in the spring I happened to find Looduskalender ee. I searched there articles and news about Black storks and the history of them in Estonia, of the protection work etc. Then by accident found from some article a link to 'Hancock' - discussion forum. I doubted a lot how could me join to the group, because all there wrote so good English!
But I loved to read the posts while I watched the cam day and night!
But the people looked to be nice and friendly.. so.. Now I have visited Estonia and had some excursions in the Estonian nature, forests, see side, and met also some Estonian storkaholicks of course, two times, (actually almost three times).
Black storks are the most wonderful birds I know.. I wish that I could see one of them during my life! But seeing them through the web cam would be great too. Storkaholics do not loose their hope.
I send all my support to the people who work for them, to save and protect them!
Thinking the experience in the spring and summer 2008 makes me too emotional, I miss Black storks..
well. I know I am not alone..
lots of words but not much information! It is impossible to describe the feeling there with those three chicks and their parents..2008. Watching that cam changed me and my life! Taking some details of happenings of that summer would be nice.. but which one of them..?? There were so many, so many wonderful and happy happenings, but some sad ones too..