Black Stork Tracks

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PL - CNIG18 - hatched in 2019
TURKEY - İskenderun district, Hatay Province. The stork continued to fly. From its previous position, it headed straight south to the village of Silifke. It flew to the Mediterranean coast, but did not choose the southern direction through Cyprus. It turned northeast, flying over the bay at Mersin and over the Akyatan Lake. North of the lake, it turned southeast again and flew over Iskenderun Bay. Its last location is very close to the village of Harlısu.
Previous wintering area: Ethiopia

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PL - 5749 Dobrzany - hatched in 2020
MAURITANIA - nchiri Region. Its location is in the same place (in the desert), north of Nouakchott (Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahel. The city also serves as the administrative and economic center of Mauritania – wiki).
For the second time, the stork seems to be flying a very short distance to the northeast from its position. the stork sends data several times a day. Maybe it really flies but in more distant places it is at a time when we don't have data. Or maybe it's just a transmitter failure.

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Hana wrote: November 30th, 2020, 10:50 am... CNIG18 From its previous position, it headed straight south to the village of Silifke. It flew to the Mediterranean coast, but did not choose the southern direction through Cyprus. It turned northeast, flying over the bay at Mersin and over the Akyatan Lake. North of the lake, it turned southeast again and flew over Iskenderun Bay. Its last location is very close to the village of Harlısu. ...
:hi: Hana,
thanx for all news :2thumbsup:

Hana, can you ask, pls if the stork really flew over the Gulf of Mersin (above the open water) and continued over the Gulf of Alexandria or İskenderun (over the open water) - I hope they have detailed locations (it's an unusual - to me unknown - flight route)

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The Levantine Sea is the easternmost part of the Mediterranean Sea (wiki) - pic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levantine ... ne_Sea.jpg and Gulf of Mersin is in the northeast of the Mediterranean Sea between the gulfs of İskenderun and Antalya (wiki) -pic e.g. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Em ... ampled.png

5749 Dobrzany - I am very curious, but I am not optimistic (maybe we have already only little hope) - the locations are very similar to the situation with the stork 5771 (Sieraków) :puzzled:
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PL - 5764 Miedzychód - hatched in 2020
KENYA - Marsabit County. The stork‘s location is still in the same area – north of the town of Merille and the Merille River in the area of the tributaries of the Merille River.

Previous info: viewtopic.php?p=769688#p769688

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On November 25, in the morning, it rested on the roof of this house in Laisamis
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but it spends most of its time by the Merille River and its tributaries
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Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 11:22 am :hi: Hana,
Hana, can you ask, pls if the stork really flew over the Gulf of Mersin (above the open water) and continued over the Gulf of Alexandria or İskenderun (over the open water) - I hope they have detailed locations (it's an unusual - to me unknown - flight route)
I described the direction of flight according to the map. We have the data after twelve hours. So it is possible that it flew along the coast .....

5749 Dobrzany - even here it is possible that during the day when we have not all data, it may fly .... We'll see.
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Hana wrote: November 30th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Hana, :nod: the description is O.K. (what we see on the map), I believe that the Polish "transmitter owners" have (very probably) also data available from other, shorter time intervals :puzzled:
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Hana wrote: November 30th, 2020, 10:07 am... CNIG04 ...Without change the territory. stork still flies between Ein HaMifratz and the power pole (at night), its last position is in the field north of Ein HaMifratz fishponds.
On November, 27 were observed here 22 black storks (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3076010)
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on November 28 - 25 BS https://ebird.org/checklist/S76805367 again by Daniel Melamed :headroll:
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previous info (30.11. data at 5h): viewtopic.php?p=770531#p770531

Nouadhibou - the second largest city in Mauritania and serves as a major commercial center. It is situated on a 65-kilometer peninsula or headland called Ras Nouadhibou (more - wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouadhibou)
- stork arrived to this peninsula on 18.11.

all day our young stork stayed in his "fishing area" only the newest location at 15h is from new/another place - Purple flew to the community garden (to the north-west)

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here is one new photo (the garden area) and link to the previous photos (scroll little down) viewtopic.php?p=770431#p770431
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Hello everyone :hi:
Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:26 pm ... all day our young stork stayed in his "fishing area" only the newest location at 15h is from new/another place - Purple flew to the community garden (to the north-west)
I'm quite sure that Purple goes there to drink fresh water.

The (terrestrial) bird species on the peninsula visit these "community gardens" (= vegetable and fruit gardens) frequently. They all need to drink fresh water.

I read in this paper https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... ding_areas:

... Les jardins potager sont protégés par un réseau dense de haies arbustives et constituent un havre précieux pour les oiseaux migrateurs et les insectes. ...
La présence d’eau douce circulant en surface afin d’irriguer les parcelles contribue à rendre ces jardins précieux pour la faune. À notre grand étonnement, les Canards pilets hivernant dans la baie viennent en groupe et pendant la journée s’abreuver dans le jardin. Il est vraisemblable que la présence de canards hivernant dans la baie ne soit rendue possible que grâce à la présence de cette eau douce. Nous y avons également observé le Courlis corlieu présent en petit nombre, lui aussi attiré par l’eau douce. ...


I translated it:
"The vegetable gardens, protected by a dense network of shrub hedges, constitute a precious haven for migrating birds and insects.
The presence of fresh water circulating on the surface to irrigate the patches of land helps to make these gardens valuable to wildlife. To our astonishment, the Northern pintail ducks (Anas acuta) wintering in the bay come in groups and during the day to drink in the garden. It is very likely that the presence of wintering ducks in the bay is only possible thanks to the presence of this fresh water. We also observed the Eurasian whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) there in small numbers, also attracted by the presence of fresh water."



Only seabirds do not need fresh water.
How Do Pelagic Birds Find Fresh Water At Sea?
"The short answer: they don’t.
Seabirds drink ocean water, and excrete the excess salt that would otherwise leave them dehydrated. Specialized glands, located above the beak and just under the eyes, filter salt ions from seabirds’ bloodstream. The glands also draw out just enough water to dissolve salt into a highly concentrated saline solution, which runs out through the bird’s nostrils. ..."
https://blogs.massaudubon.org/distracti ... er-at-sea/

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Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:26 pm ..Nouadhibou - the second largest city in Mauritania and serves as a major commercial center. It is situated on a 65-kilometer peninsula or headland called Ras Nouadhibou (more - wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouadhibou)
- stork arrived to this peninsula on 18.11.

Dear Solo, :wave: I found it! :laugh:

The Conservation Status of Eastern Mauritania's ephemeral wetlands and their role in the Migration and Wintering of Black Storks
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Black Stork observations over time
Lamarche observed an increase in the numbers of Black Storks in the Senegal Delta between 1960 to 1980 (LAMARCHE, 1988). Individuals and small groups have been recorded throughout this period at Nouakchott, Nouadibou, Aleg, Akjout, Kankossa and Mahmo˚dÈ (Ibid., 1988). individual Black Storks start to arrive in Mauritania in September, with small groups observed from November onwards. Maximum numbers are observed in the Senegal delta in December and January with groups of up to 50 individuals commonly observed. The latest sighting in the season was on the 19th April 1995 in the delta where 2 storks were observed on their northward migration (MESSAOUD et al., 1998). No ringed birds have been observed in the Senegal delta to date (Ibid., 1998).

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Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:25 pm :2thumbsup:
on November 28 - 25 BS https://ebird.org/checklist/S76805367 again by Daniel Melamed :headroll:
.... what a pity that there are no photos from the place when observing.
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Liz01 wrote: November 30th, 2020, 6:26 pm ... Individuals and small groups have been recorded throughout this period at Nouakchott, Nouadibou, Aleg, Akjout, Kankossa and Mahmo˚dÈ (Ibid., 1988). individual Black Storks start to arrive in Mauritania in September, with small groups observed from November onwards. ...
:loveshower: :2thumbsup: (I wrote to more ringing centre about this :shake: )
Liz, thanx very, very much :D - good to read that, he isn't lost :headroll: (maybe)

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Hana wrote: November 30th, 2020, 6:49 pm .... what a pity that there are no photos from the place when observing.
Hana, :nod: these storks are now very nice young birds :D , it will be so nice to see them on one (good) photo :rolleyes:
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Afternoon update:

PL - 5709 (Mragowo) - hatched in 2020 - 30.11. 08:01 (previous data: 25.11. 16:01) update after five days
ISRAEL - The stork made a trip south to the village of Yiftah, not far from Agamon Ha Hula (Bird reserve with paths for walking, cycling & pedal-carting to views of pelicans, storks and cranes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_Valley) Unfortunately, the data from 26 to 28 November is missing. Maybe it stayed in the new area these days, but we don't know it. On November 29, it headed north again to its previous area - Hagome 'junction fishponds, where its last position is.

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5709 MRAGOWO
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Anne7 wrote: November 30th, 2020, 6:19 pm I'm quite sure that Purple goes there to drink fresh water.
I read in this paper https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... ding_areas:
I translated it:
"The vegetable gardens, protected by a dense network of shrub hedges, constitute a precious haven for migrating birds and insects. The presence of fresh water circulating on the surface to irrigate the patches of land helps to make these gardens valuable to wildlife. To our astonishment, the Northern pintail ducks (Anas acuta) wintering in the bay come in groups and during the day to drink in the garden. It is very likely that the presence of wintering ducks in the bay is only possible thanks to the presence of this fresh water. We also observed the Eurasian whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) there in small numbers, also attracted by the presence of fresh water." ...
thanx Anne

I saw only this little tank
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https://flic.kr/p/2hi8kuV - big photo https://live.staticflickr.com/1007/3167651948_e75033a9a8_b.jpg (Taken on May 25, 2019) and the same place - nearer view https://flic.kr/p/2hi9kD1 - the bigest photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/railexplo ... /sizes/4k/

(this photo + links to the other "garden photos" is already here viewtopic.php?p=769529#p769529 - by Solo » 19 Nov 2020 17:57 + one photo also here/other source with these water tanks viewtopic.php?p=770431#p770431 - by Solo » 28 Nov 2020, 18:07 )

btw. Purple hasn't locations in this garden area every day (but we have location only every half hour) - distance from his fishing area is cca 3,5 km (click: https://i.postimg.cc/SNwk77Nd/2020-11-3 ... -36-km.jpg)

one new garden photo
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https://www.tresorsdumonde.fr/nouadhibou/

"The city sees virtually no rainfall during the course of the year averaging a paltry 18 millimetres of precipitation annually. Despite the fact that it features a hot desert climate, the area does not quite see the extreme temperatures that other areas with this climate feature because of strong maritime influences. The average annual temperature in the city is 21.7 °C" and more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouadhibou#Climate
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Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm thanx Anne
I saw only this little tank ...
Well of course not, Solo. :hi: (There are many!)
As you mentioned yourself: you also found and posted the below photo, on which many small water reservoirs are visible. (I added the arrows and the text)
Solo wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm (... + one photo also here/other source with these water tanks viewtopic.php?p=770431#p770431 - by Solo » 28 Nov 2020, 18:07 )
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As you say, it is hardly raining in that region. So to grow vegetables, they need to irrigate the gardens. I suspect that the "culture maraîchère" (or small-scale production of fruits and vegetables, frequently sold directly to consumers and restaurants) is located where water sources (wells) were already present. Edit: According to that study, birds make good use of the available water in and around the numerous reservoirs of the vegetable gardens to quench their thirst.

In the article that I quoted, I read that on the peninsula there are (at least?) 2 oases, so places in the desert where there is fresh water available (and therefore plants and trees).
"The oases:
Among the oases located to the west of "la Baie de l’Étoile", oases "1" and "2" were the subject of our ornithological investigations.
1. the vegetable gardens ...
2. much less cultivated, conceals large trees such as date palms and tall dense hedges of Prosopis. ...
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Solo wrote: November 24th, 2020, 9:34 am ... Before independence, the town was called Port Etienne by the French colonists after the first boat which arrived here, the Tienne. Since independence in 1960, it has been called Nouadhibou, which means Place of the Jackal. Many jackals used to come and drink water in a well. (https://isaan.live/africa/mauritania/no ... auritania/)
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Anne7 wrote: November 30th, 2020, 9:38 pm
I'm sorry Anna, I don't understand you and I feel that you don't understand me - I understand words, sentences, but I miss the goal of your posts
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birdmap update
VEDRU (30.11.) is in Africa (Egypt - on the way to Ethiopia?)


ESTONIA

VEDRU - EGYPT, plus 741 km (6010km/30.11. - 5269 km/26.11.)
previous update (data evening 26.11.) viewtopic.php?p=770024#p770024

previous data:
- Distance: 5269 km Last data: 26.11.2020 (evening) - Kfar Ruppin area (location: near the river Jordan in Jordan/border area)
new data:
- Distance: 6010 km Last data: 30.11.2020 (evening) - north-west from El Qoseir, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt (desert mountains in Eastern Desert area)

the first night - on the southern edge the Dead Sea (not far from Breicaht Tsfira) - Israel
the second night - not far from the Saint Catherine's Monastery - South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
- south from El Tor our stork crossed the Suez Gulf
the third night - not far/or maybe in the National forest area (google say) - Mangam Al Fawakheer, El Qoseir, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

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more probably the area seems like on this photo

The Eastern Desert mountain range along the Safaga-Qena Road
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big photo (click) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... e-Qena.jpg

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