Black Stork Nest in Karula 2020

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Re: Black Stork Nest in Karula 2020

Post by HelenL44 » May 24th, 2020, 2:10 am

Tatiana60 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm

...What's under the stork's chest? I think it is she who sits in the nest and the soft feathers are damaged by the edge of the hollow that the storks have formed in the nest for eggs:
Yes, of course, it could be her brooding patch, the place where feathers disappear during nesting so the heat will transfer better to the chicks. I don't recall noticing that in previous years, but I've seen it with other birds.
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Post by HelenL44 » May 24th, 2020, 2:18 am

Anne7 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:57 pm

Liz made a video (recorded the sounds). Karl II was on the nest that night.
I listened to the video and it sounds to me like Karl II snoring. Especially the piece after each breath - a little squeak that sounds like a part of a black stork's singing.
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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 8:37 am

May 24th

Good morning! :hi:

Karl II is in the nest. Kaia didn't come to relieve him.

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Karl II came to the nest yesterday at 10 a.m.

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 9:13 am

09:09 Karl II is singing a little and streching.

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 10:04 am

10:00 Karl II is now in the nest 24 hours. :unsure:

11:03 Karl II is breeding

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11:59 Karl II broods continue

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 12:06 pm

12:03 Danger? Karl II hisses. It cannot be seen.

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Post by Anne7 » May 24th, 2020, 12:28 pm

Hello :hi:

Swenja, thank you for your observations and pictures.

12:15 Karl II is still waiting for Kaia. She left yesterday morning at about 10:00.
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12:32-33 Karl II turns the eggs, shakes his feathers and aerates the nest floor
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12:33:45 He covers the eggs
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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 1:02 pm

13:00 Karl II is breeding. Where is Kaia?

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13:09 Karl II is singing

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13:11 Kaia is back :nod:

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Karl II flies away.

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Post by Anne7 » May 24th, 2020, 1:08 pm

13:01 Karl II is waiting. He has been on the nest for 27 hours now.

13:09 He calls. There is someone near the nest.

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Post by Anne7 » May 24th, 2020, 1:14 pm

13:11:53 Kaia flies in
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13:12:05 Karl II leaves
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13:13 Kaia covers the eggs

Kiser :wave:
We posted nearly the same picture. :D :2thumbsup:
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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 1:20 pm

13:16 Kaia you were away for so long! I'm happy to see you again. :D

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Post by Kiser » May 24th, 2020, 1:33 pm

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Karl met a girlfriend with a bouquet :thumbs:

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Post by Summi » May 24th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Thank you, all, for the pictures and great news that Kaia arrived at last. :thumbs:
Karl II was so much rejoicing at her arrival that he greeted her with flowers.
He is really amazing! :D

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Hello Anne7 and Kiser :hi:
Karl II threw moss with excitement. I also posted the picture. :laugh:

Nice! I'm really happy for Karl II and the eggs.

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He threw the bouquet up really elegantly. 8-)
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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 2:48 pm

14:44 Kaia doing some nest work.

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Here it can see how the eggs are when they are brooded.

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Post by Kiser » May 24th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Swenja, Anne7 :hi:

Our guy is very courteous and gallant! :shake: We love him and take the same photo.
I also have a photo that I did not post, because the eye is closed by grass :mrgreen:
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Post by Tatiana60 » May 24th, 2020, 3:44 pm

Swenja wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 2:48 pm
... Here it can see how the eggs are when they are brooded...
good educational photo!
This photo perfectly shows that Kaya hides the eggs between the two leg muscles. She puts her muscles on the edge of the recess in the nest and puts all her weight on them. If it rains and the nest is wet, this is the dirtiest place. In addition, today, when she arrived at 13.11.53, you could see a darker color of the muscles on the paw, although she arrived rested and clean. All this should finally reassure everyone that sometimes a dark spot appears on the right side of her chest.

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 3:59 pm

@Kiser Our Karl II is a gentleman. :thumbs:

@Tatiana60 Thank you for describing it in detail. Tha'ts what I meant.
Sometimes my English is not enough.

15:44 Kaia is tense. She sees something. But I can't see anything.

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Post by Swenja » May 24th, 2020, 7:14 pm

19:09 Kaia is standing on an egg

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Post by Anne7 » May 24th, 2020, 7:22 pm

18:40:11 Preening
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18:40:28 Scratching
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19:07:00 Catching little parasites?
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