Black Stork Nest in Karula 2022

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18:30 Kaia is still alone at home and patiently incubating
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18:39 Who's there?
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Nobody important, apparently. :D

18:43 Kaia gets up, shakes her plumage and turns the eggs.
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Some nest-care, some scratching, more egg-turning and back on the eggs at 18:44:25


Swenja, not me, but the internet is an encyclopaedia :mrgreen:

It's dinner time here :wave:
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I wonder if Karl II is doing a reconnaissance flight for food today?
Then Kaia would have to stay in the nest until tomorrow.

Maybe he'll come soon.

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Swenja wrote: May 19th, 2022, 7:26 pm I wonder if Karl II is doing a reconnaissance flight for food today?
Then Kaia would have to stay in the nest until tomorrow.
Yes, that’s possible.
If Karl II doesn’t come home this evening, I’ll check where he is (in OrniTrack), and what he has been doing today, Swenja. :nod:
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Kaia stands up, loosens the nestfloor, preens and covers the eggs again.

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Kaia observes something. She stands up.

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It's nothing threatening. She covers the eggs again.

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The OrniTrack information.

Karl II spent a lot of time today not far from the nest, along a brook about 1.5 km from the nest.
At 14:53 he decided to move on a bit further and flew to what I think is a small wet area (possibly a little pond or a series of shallow little ponds) near another brook.
Since 15:08 he is at that place, about 13.5 km from the nest.
At 20:33 (last known data) he was still in that area.

13.5 km can easily be flown in 15 to 25 minutes (depending on wind and flying speed), so maybe Karl II will still appear at the nest before it is completely dark.
If Karl II does not come home tonight, Kaia will have a very long shift. :nod:
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Thanks for the track data. @Anne7
Then it remains exciting whether Karl II returns in the evening. There's still some time.

Kaia seems to be getting ready for the night.

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22:04 night vision turns on

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22:10 danger! Kaia hisses.

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10:14 She doesn't look completely relaxed yet.

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She stands up again.

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22:16 up again!
There’s some problem/threat around. I hear some kind of “barking” nearby. It’s not a dog.
What is it? Hooting? :puzzled: :help:

22:16 until 22:22
Kaia is “freezing”. She hardly moves. She is standing in a defensive posture above her eggs.
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At 22:22:12 She covers her eggs. She still looks frightened/vigilant.
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22:30 Relaxing again?
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Is that an very silent owl calling? :puzzled:

22:20:34 A shadow flies through the forest from right to left behind.

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20:24 Kaia covers the eggs and is very stresst.

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I hope Karl II is safe and we will see him Tomorrow :loveshower: :rolleyes: Good night :sleeping:
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Anne, Swenja :hi:

poor Kaia, just when she's on the night shift

Anne7 wrote: May 19th, 2022, 10:17 pm ..... I hear some kind of “barking” nearby. It’s not a dog.
What is it? Hooting? :puzzled: :help:

....
it's probably the call of an ural owl (?)

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00.21.16 while Kaia was up, taking care of the eggs and poking in the nestbowl......
again, Kaia was hissing and beak clattering

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then back down on her eggs.

Since then it was quiet, it's now 3 a.m.
At an intervall of approx. each hour Kaia got up taking care of the eggs and aerating the bowl.

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Swenja wrote: May 19th, 2022, 10:07 pm... 22:10 danger! Kaia hisses.
Hi Swenja, :hi: it was the Ural owl again. She/he was calling
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Good morning!

Thank you @balistar and @Liz01!

07:11 Karl II comes to the nest. Nice greeting!

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Kaia goes to the curved branch and back.

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07:12 She flies away and Karl II covers the eggs.

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Hello everyone

Swenja thanks for the daily work
Anne, thanks for the lots of information....very impressive!

Karl II played by his rules yesterday :D
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Karl II gets up, rolls the eggs and covers the eggs again.

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Hello @sova :hi:

Karl II needed a day to himself. :nod:
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It's raining a little. It's very quiet at the nest today.

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Karl II? What do you doing?
He daydreams and suddenly jumps up. The rain got heavier.
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Kaia will probably not come to the nest today? The rain probably won't stop as long as it's light.
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