Latvian black storks - 2018

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Post by Sue » May 19th, 2018, 10:57 am

:loveshower: all the best also to the third chick!

And by the way: I seems to me that Kaupo and Gaja are very careful parents (and move very gently around them) :2thumbsup:

Hi Liz, many thanks for all info :bow: .

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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2018, 11:00 am

Sue wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 10:57 am
:loveshower: all the best also to the third chick!

And by the way: I seems to me that Kaupo and Gaja are very careful parents (and move very gently around them) :2thumbsup:
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Sue, we have the first polish Storklet :slap: :loveshower:
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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2018, 2:00 pm

13:32 Change of guard ... I think Gaja came home. Yes, it was Gaja.
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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2018, 2:06 pm

14:00 very nice feeding. They are so cute :loveshower:
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Zoom video.. I think there were little fishes. All three have eaten well
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Post by Sue » May 19th, 2018, 2:38 pm

Liz01 wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 11:00 am
Sue, we have the first polish Storklet :slap: :loveshower:
So many hatchlings at the same time :2thumbsup: :bow: .

The three photos above: they are so sweet :D

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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2018, 4:40 pm

16:38 Kaupo comes home. Gaja was very scared :mrgreen:
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here he is :laugh:
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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Kaupo starts feeding. He has brought much fishie :2thumbsup:
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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 5:29 pm

Welcome to the world, little one! :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:

Congratulations to Latvia to the third storklet! :D

Liz, you're welcome. :) Thank you also for all reports and pictures, especially for the hatching video! So nice to see the little one coming out of its egg. :D
I'm glad it has hatched soon after the others. So the difference in size is not too big. Hopefully the other two will hatch also soon.

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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 6:41 pm

17:49:37 - 17:49:40
Kaupo has stepped on a little ones head. He stood on it 3 long seconds with full weight. :shock:

It happened when he got up and stretched his wings. I think, first he touched the storklet behind a little and then stepped full on the others head. It was not the smallest storklet, thank God; could be that it was the biggest of them.

17:49:35 Two seconds before it happened. It is the storklet which looked to the left side, Kaupo then has stepped on.
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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Two seconds after the incident, 17:49:42. The poor storklet is surely a bit shocked. :unsure:
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Fortunately the storklet got up quickly. In the pic it's that one in the middle, with the long neck. I hope, it is not hurt. And I hope, it doesn't happen again. :unsure:
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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 7:18 pm

After the incident, at 17:50, Kaupo has fed the storklets. Again lampreys.
The two bigger storklets have both eaten well. The small one was only late interested in the food. But I haven't seen, that it has eaten something. I think, it hasn't.

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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 8:35 pm

18:45 Kaupo has fed his babies. This time he was again careful with his steps.

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All three were very interested in the food; also the smallest one was immediately at the feeding place.
The two bigger ones have surely eaten; the biggest storklet was quite avid for the food.
As the smallest little one (in the pics on the right side) showed his back to me, it wasn't to see if it has eaten something. If there would have been small fishes, I'm sure it would have eaten. But I guess it's possible that it could not manage to swallow the lampreys.

I'm sorry that I'm always very late with posting the news. But today I'm interrupted again and again at home.

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Post by Michi » May 19th, 2018, 8:40 pm

19:11 Gaja arrived and Kaupo flew away. She settled down on storklets and eggs immediately.

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The light conditions have been very bad - quick changes between sunshine and shadow -, so I couldn't get a better picture.

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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 12:19 am

20:15 Feeding by Gaja.
The two older storklets have eaten well. This time the younger one could not reach the food. It was in the middle between its siblings, but to its right side there were also the eggs. It did not manage it, to force itself between sibling and egg to the food. That’s really a pity.
I have not seen the youngest storklet eating anything today.

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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 12:20 am

20:47 Kaupo arrived with a bunch of grass. First he covered the storklets a bit with it, but then he put it aside. :D
Gaja went on the big branch behind the nest, a minute later she left.

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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 12:25 am

22:16:04 Kaupo got up and again he stepped quite heavy on a chick, this time on its neck. :shock: :unsure:
I’m not quite sure, but it may be that it was the second born storklet; in no case it was the youngest storklet.

It lasted from 22:16:05 – 22:16:09
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Post by Anne7 » May 20th, 2018, 1:10 am

Michi wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 12:25 am
22:16:04 Kaupo got up and again he stepped quite heavy on a chick, this time on its neck. :shock: :unsure:
Oh, Michi, I'm sure that it worried you a lot.
This isn't nice to watch. I hope all chicks are fine.
Most probably, they are OK, there's a lot of soft moss in the nest.

Kaupo, watch your steps! :rant:
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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 1:11 am

While I was searching for pictures from eggs with cracks, I unfortunately found another incident in which Kaupo stepped on the head of his baby. :-(

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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 1:28 am

Anne7 wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 1:10 am
Oh, Michi, I'm sure that it worried you a lot.
This isn't nice to watch. I hope all chicks are fine.
Most probably, they are OK, there's a lot of soft moss in the nest.

Kaupo, watch your steps! :rant:
Anne, :wave: I thank you for your words. Yes, every time it gives me a shock to my heart, when I see it. Of course it reminds me of what happened in the Gemenc nest. But you are surely right. The nest is softly padded, and until now it doesn't look that a storklet has got a damage. All are looking well.
Every time it has happened only then, when Kaupo stands up. But it is really sad, that it generelly occurs. :-/

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Post by Michi » May 20th, 2018, 2:59 am

I'm excited if tomorrow we have a fourth hatchling. I think, it's possible. I've seen an egg with a small crack during a feeding in the late afternoon, took pictures, but unfortunately I have lost them.
When I searched for cracks later, I only found this:

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Surely there is also grass on the egg. But on the left side of the egg it could be a crack. The crack, I've seen earlier, was though already bigger.
We will see tomorrow morning. :D

Good night all! :offtobed:

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