Black Stork Nests in Europe

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Re: Black Stork Nests in Europe

Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 8:16 pm

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May 1st, 2018, 7:52 pm
I saw it too. It looks bad, but it is not. I've seen something like this, before on several nests. It doesn't seem hurt the little ones. They are tough!
Yes, maybe the storklets do not die because of this kind of treatment. I've also seen it often, when the storklets are some days and weeks older. But how awful is it for a storklet, when it just has come out of its shell!? It is surely totally exhausted and then this.
It may be so as it is, but it goes over my horizon, why the parents can not avoid this. Maybe it's a problem of their long legs and balance. Sara nearly stumbled through the nest. :unsure:

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Post by Liz01 » May 1st, 2018, 8:20 pm

Michi, they can not see the little one. I think it's a dangerous life if you're such a little stork.
I researched and found that. That could be the explanation :puzzled:
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For me it is enough for the day, see you all :wave:

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Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 8:20 pm

I'm also a little exhausted now because of the seen things.
Nevertheless a big thank you, Liz, for the videos! :2thumbsup: I must try to deal with the other side of nature. :-/

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Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 8:24 pm

Liz01 wrote:
May 1st, 2018, 8:20 pm
Michi, they can not see the little one. I think it's a dangerous life if you're such a little stork.
I researched and found that. That could be the explanation :puzzled:
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Thank you, Liz, I've read that posting. Maybe this is another reason why the parents act that way. It sounds at least plausible.

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Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 8:35 pm

I don't want to end this day with sad thoughts. So here are my pictures from the very lucky moments of the little ones hatching.

18:27 The egg some seconds before the chick breaks the shell completely.
Beside of the big hole one can see a small line of cracks across the egg. The storklet knew precisely what to do for breaking the shell.
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Sara has rolled the egg a little and here it is ... The head is out.
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... and now the body :D. All within few seconds!
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Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 8:36 pm

The little round back ... :D Now it is completely out of its shell.
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The storklet crawled immediately behind the other eggs.
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It is so small and at first it looked almost callow. But it is only wet.

Again a warm welcome, little one! Get strong and stay healthy! :2thumbsup:

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Post by baska » May 1st, 2018, 8:59 pm

WOW ! Finally the first chick succeeded to hatch ! :loveshower:
I am sooo happy and I wish it a lucky and well-beeing life ! :headroll:

Hello Liz, Michi and all the others ! :hi:
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures and videos !
greetings from Baska

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Post by balistar » May 1st, 2018, 9:05 pm

Thank you very much, Liz and Michi, for the beautiful videos and pictures of this wonderful event to celebrate tonight. :headroll:
I hope everyone who was online enjoyed it as much as I did. :innocent:

:wave:

PS: Michi, amazing how big (on hatching-day) the head of the baby is compared to the whole body.

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Post by Michi » May 1st, 2018, 9:39 pm

You are welcome, Baska and balistar :).
I'm still deeply touched about the hatching, I saw. What an event! :bow:

Balistar, for me the little ones head - in relation to the body - does not look so big. On the contrary, - I was a little astonished about the big, well rounded body.
I think, the storklet indeed is well-proportioned. :D :wave:

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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 6:29 am

May 2

Good Morning Michi, Baska, balistar, and all :hi:

Thanks for the very nice pictures and interesting comments. :loveshower:

5:18 it was nothing to see.. egg with the little hole lies in front.
a few minutes later, the little one is almost out of egg shell. They are very fast :bow:

5:28 the second chick will hatch soon.. it is on the way- almost out of egg shell :bounce:
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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 6:45 am

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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 6:49 am

5:44 it is out of eggshell! Welcome to the world little hungarian storklet :bounce:
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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 7:12 am

Here is the video.. 5:18 - 5:43 birth of an black stork chick :loveshower:



6:04 what a cutie :innocent:
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Post by UteL. » May 2nd, 2018, 7:20 am

Good Morning :wave:

:bounce: :bounce:

:D

Good chances for the successful rearing of Four

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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 7:38 am

Sara starts feeding :loveshower: I'm not sure, that she have food in her crop
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bohha! they are very cute :loveshower:

OK empty crop

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Post by baska » May 2nd, 2018, 7:41 am

Another wonderful good morning Liz, Michi, balistar, Ute and all the others ! :hi: A hello to Solo too :wave:
The second chick did hatch already :loveshower: and Liz has made again nice pictures and a video :D TY, Liz !

I still want to tell my thoughts about the steps of Sara on the little chick:
I think, it doesn't do them any harm during the first three or four days. I can imagine that the chicks don't have real bones yet. All of them are still soft and a kind of cartilage.
A similar protection of the nature like with the ducklings, who are able by this way to jump from 20 meters high breeding burrows down on the bottom without hurting themselves.

So sweeeeet !
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greetings from Baska

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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 8:13 am

baska wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 7:41 am
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I still want to tell my thoughts about the steps of Sara on the little chick:
I think, it doesn't do them any harm during the first three or four days. I can imagine that the chicks don't have real bones yet. All of them are still soft and a kind of cartilage.
A similar protection of the nature like with the ducklings, who are able by this way to jump from 20 meters high breeding burrows down on the bottom without hurting themselves.

So sweeeeet !
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Baska, you're welcome.
Your thoughts are probably completely correct! I did not think about that! Thank you! :2thumbsup:

I have another picture too. They are such cuties
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The little one like to have a breakfast. It has to wait, until Tobias comes home.


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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 8:20 am

7:20 Tobias arrived home :loveshower:
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Sara flew away
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Tobias head is wet, like yesterday :mrgreen:
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He settles on his little ones

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Post by Liz01 » May 2nd, 2018, 8:22 am

7:22 stands up again .. and starts feeding. Three fishes.. too big for the little ones- EDIT: was not too big. It has eaten a little fishi :loveshower:
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The little one and the fish :laugh:
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Post by UteL. » May 2nd, 2018, 8:33 am

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Bobble-heads are still too heavy...The little ones will soon pick their beaks ...

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