Latvian black storks - 2019

Black Stork nests in Latvia
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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm

12:30 strong wind. Kaupo is doing a PS and back to rest
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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2019, 12:51 pm

12:47 still waiting
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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2019, 1:11 pm

13:10 he starts light nest work. Is poking in the hmmm :puzzled: nest bowl :mrgreen:
13:11 back to rest.. there is nothing to do in that little thing

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Post by Anne7 » April 9th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Liz01 wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Gaja was the last time here on 31.03.2019. she may have found a new mate- and another nest. (same with Kati- but the same nest :bow: )
I am very happy that Kaupo has finally arrived safe and sound. :thumbs:
But, yes, where is Gaja now !? :bow:

The nest still needs a thorough restoration.
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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2019, 2:09 pm

14:08 He is still in the nest and is preening themselves
14:27 he flew away

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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2019, 2:46 pm

April 2018 Gaja with her black feathers on the right
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13.04.2018 Kaupo with his bright spot
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Post by Michi » April 9th, 2019, 10:48 pm

Abigyl wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
12:16 There's a BS : loveshower:
Thank you for the wonderful news, Abigyl!
And it seems it's Kaupo. :loveshower:
Welcome back, dear!
What a relief that he has managed the migration. :headroll:

Thank you very much, Solo and Liz, for reporting, for pictures and the video!

Today 19:34:58 Kaupo returned to the nest. It had snowed a bit, but not much.
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Post by Michi » April 9th, 2019, 11:26 pm

19:40 Kaupo was resting on one leg ...
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... when the strong wind forces him to use his second leg. For a second he struggled.
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20:03 He has a bit snow on his back.
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The wind is really strong and it's probably difficult to find foothold on the remains of the nest.

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Post by Michi » April 10th, 2019, 12:30 am

20:23 Night is coming. Kaupo is resting since he came at 19:34.
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20:40
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I'm curious if Kaupo will meet Gaja. Will he search for her? Both were such good parents last year.
I hope, Kaupo soon will start rebuilding the nest. I take the fact that he is spending the second night in the nest as a good sign of this intention.

Good night everyone!

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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 6:06 am

April 10

Good Morning Solo, Michi and all :hi:

Michi, thank you for the great pictures and reporting. So he came for the night.


6:02 Kaupo is still in the nest. It has snowed
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 6:29 am

6:27 Kaupo is preening themselves
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 6:41 am

6:38 is poking in the nest and removes loose nest material

6:39 Wing strechtching
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 7:52 am

6:59 is stretching again
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7:03 starts light nest work
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and is stretching his wings again.... I think he is waiting :puzzled:

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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 7:53 am

7:52 it's snowing
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7:54 now he is sleeping :sleep:
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 8:01 am

the spot over his eye
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 8:17 am

8:16 Kaupo is still here and is resting.
8:44 he is still sleeping

It's cold there -2° up to max 4° +

9:29 Kaupo awakes :laugh:
He is doing a PS and stretching his beautiful wings .. shakes his plumage
after wing beating - he starts nest work :2thumbsup:
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9:31 wing beating again

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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 9:45 am

9:45 Kaupo is still at the nest tree. The snow melts.

9:55 He is preening now

he looks around ... is still waiting for Gaja
It seems to me that he has no motivation to restore the nest. He is waiting for Gaja. Maybe he is very young and can not build this kind of nest? :puzzled:

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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 10:07 am

10:05 He spreads his wings and turns in the nest
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 10:11 am

last year he tried to use this branch. He did not succeed
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is poking in the nest bowl
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Post by Liz01 » April 10th, 2019, 10:17 am

10:10:57wooow these wings :loveshower:
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10:11:37 again

10:16 he flee to the right
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video cut starts at 9:29
he awakes.. is doing nest work ect. flew away
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