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Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:30 pm
by Felis silvestris
Black Stork webcam in Latvia


The nest is located in the Latvian Zemgale (Semigallia) region, in a landscape with the towns of Jaunjelgava and Jēkabpilsi at the northern edge and the village of Ērberģe in the south. The nest is in an old oak tree that grows in an ancient forest, on the bank of a stream (the sound of the stream can be heard in the camera). The nest is known from 2013, but at the time of discovery the breeding period had ended. In 2014 two storklets fledged from it.

In 2015 the storks hatched two stork chicks despite the fact that an attack from a White tailed eagle was experienced during the incubation time and two eggs, of initially four, were thrown out of the nest. The remaining two eggs were hatched and two youngsters left the nest later in the summer. One of the siblings – a young female, Upene - was equipped with a satellite transmitter and was traced on her migration route to Africa.
In 2016 one of the storks arrived already on March 26. His mate, Baska, did not arrive until April 7; on March 11, the first egg was in the nest.

The adults have no rings, so their age and origins are not known.

The web camera has been implemented thanks to the supporters and helpers in the project:

LMT provides data communication from the forest to Internet;
EENet’s server processes the multiplication of the stream for viewers and recording of transmissions;
LatRosTrans provided funding to cover direct expenses;
Jānis Rudzītis made the audio installations in Latvia;

The activities are directed by Jānis Ķuze.
(Text from the article on Looduskalender: http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en/node/247)

Google Map of the area

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Note:

On April 21 the stream through Pontu server was taken off! The known addresses for all devices no longer work - if you want to follow, there is a Youtube link. There are no more Ponut pictures and videos in the known archives!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGK3kEfaN0

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:30 pm
by Felis silvestris
Eggs

First egg arrived some time during the night of 10th to 11th April
Second egg arrived some time during the night of 12th to 13th April
Third egg arrived again in the night, from 14th to 15th April
Fourth egg arrive, how else, in the night from 16th to 17th April

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:30 pm
by Felis silvestris
Chicks


The first chick arrived during the night from May 14 to 15
The second chick arrived in the morning of May 15

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:31 pm
by Felis silvestris
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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:31 pm
by Felis silvestris
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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:31 pm
by Felis silvestris
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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:31 pm
by Felis silvestris
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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 21st, 2016, 9:32 pm
by Felis silvestris
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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 23rd, 2016, 6:27 pm
by Felis silvestris
Still covered with snow


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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 23rd, 2016, 7:43 pm
by Liz01
Felis :wave: thank you so much :loveshower:

I hope the black storks come back soon and have a successful breeding season. :2thumbsup:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 23rd, 2016, 8:30 pm
by Michi
Thank you very much, Felis silvestris, for opening this new topic! :loveshower:

I hope for a happy returning of the nest owners, who ever it is. :rolleyes: I remember the single Black Stork from last year, who in the beginning of the season often appears at the nest. Later it was supposed that he could probably have been the real nest owner.
So good luck to all our beloved Black Storks for a happy and successful season! :2thumbsup:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 24th, 2016, 6:15 am
by Liz01
March 24

good morning :hi:
it looks, as if a squirrel has peeled bark from the tree :laugh:
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Michi wrote: I remember the single Black Stork from last year, who in the beginning of the season often appears at the nest. Later it was supposed that he could probably have been the real nest owner.
Michi, I thought that too.
We will not know who will use the nest. They all have no rings.
Perhaps Ozols has again a spot on its beak. :laugh:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 24th, 2016, 3:33 pm
by Svetlana
I waited so long for this camera. Very happy. :loveshower: Now I would like to see our Estonian stork and healthy home. :wave:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 24th, 2016, 7:48 pm
by Liz01
19:10 a tawny owl call


Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 6:38 am
by Abigyl
March 25

Good Morning to all BS friends here!

Happy and interesting season :thumbs:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 7:58 am
by Liz01
7:45 a Buzzard call

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 25th, 2016, 3:45 pm
by Liz01
15:44 the snow is melted :laugh:

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Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 11:21 am
by Owlie
Nice to have the view opened already, thank you! :loveshower:

Last year essential data from here: viewtopic.php?p=371424#p371424

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 3:54 pm
by Liz01
15:47 BS has arrived :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:

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unfortunately was the stream very bad :cry:

Re: Latvian Black Storks - 2016

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 4:01 pm
by Liz01
16:01 it flew away

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I'm happy :headroll: