Good evening all,
yes, all the signs are there, that tonight it is the last visit of a parent. It's a bit a sentimental evening.
I'm a bit astonished that Kaupo stayed so long at nest and seemed to spend the night there. As long as one could see and hear something in the dark he was at nest (til about 22:30 I've watched and heard the sounds he made).
Thank you very much, Sue, for all your words. I undersign all of them. Especially: It is sad but only little because all is going in the way as it should be. That's so true. We have seen a wonderful season, all was nearly perfect, especially that there wasn't a parental infanticide (where I was very afraid for). No accidents, all storklets are grown up very well. What more do we want? The only one I want more, is, that Kaupo and Gaja and their four storklets reach Africa safe and sound. That the babies survive their first migration. That's my earnest wish.
Some pictures from the evening, from Kaupos most probably last visit in this year.