Latvian black storks - 2018

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15:40 Male comes into the nest
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Abigyl wrote: April 8th, 2018, 3:14 pm I know there is no cam but I thought that they'll check the area from time to time to see what is going on with him and the others there.
I do not think you can go to the breeding area now. :unsure: Maybe in a few weeks, when there are chick and they are old enough for ringing them :puzzled:
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thank you, Liz, for translating Maris' report! Although I have not understand all.

Here some pictures from the stork when he was closer to the cam.

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16:39:58 He/she left.
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16:40 Male flew away
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16:51 Female arrived home and is preening now.
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So far, I do not see any serious nest nest building
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16:51 A Stork arrived. I don't know if it's the same as there was before. To me he/she seems to be smaller or more slim.
Or is it only the distance to the cam, that let the stork look smaller? :puzzled:

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Edit: I see now, who is who. Thanks, Liz!
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Michi, thank you for your Pictures! :2thumbsup:

Google does not translate everything reliably. Some words are so special that there is no choice in GT.
The simpler the sentences, the better for me and for GT.
But you can understand what M.S. means.
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Liz01 wrote: April 8th, 2018, 4:59 pm So far, I do not see any serious nest nest building
No, there is almost nothing. Maybe it's because of the not cleared relationships?
Though you have reported about many matings in the morning. That looked like a good relationship.
There are still many questions.
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17:36 They have mated!

17:36:20 Before mating
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17:36:43 After mating. Aren't they beautiful? :loveshower:
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17:19 Female is defending the nest. The male flew around and landed in the nest.
At first she pushed him. Then she recognized him.

17:36 Mating
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17:57 Both storks have left the nest. First the female - if I'm right - and only some seconds later the male.
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18:13 A stork arrived - the male, I think.

Several times he digged the nest bowl, moved two sticks, pooped and
left the nest already at 18:15. :D

18:14
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He sticks his beak very deep into the nest bowl!
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April 9

Good Morning :hi:

Male sings in the darkness,


Michi, thank you for the beautiful pictures and comments :2thumbsup:


I had little time yesterday. I will add video from yesterday later.
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6:04 preening :innocent:
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6:06 Mating
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6:43 Male brings a bunch moss
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Female comes in. At first it always looks like they want to fight. Then they calmed down quickly.
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6:53 Mating
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7:05 Male brings a huge branch
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7:09 he flew away again
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7:10 a flock great tit visit the nest
7:10 Male brings a bunch moss and twigs
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7:14 another bunch moss
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7:24 the nestwork continues. It is interesting to see how the stork flies through the forest.
Male brought in a huge branch :thumbs:

Male sneezes often
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7:28 both bring branches and moss
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8:27 they are very busy with nest building today

The male is very bothered by this branch. He tries to remove the branch since his arrival
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Estonian Black Stork is on youtube now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdWzx0Y7Cqk
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