Latvian black storks - 2022

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MAY 18th

I saw both on the nest earlier. Why didn't she come earlier???
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It is very late for eggs, hope they won't lay them. :puzzled:
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MAY 20

Good Morning!

They don't have a calendar :mrgreen: They are mating day and night :laugh:
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MAY 22nd

22:22 Both are on the nest! I can go to sleep... :innocent:

Today, during the morning, he prepared the nest bowl, rearranged the sticks and looked very serious... :mrgreen:

!!! It was written last night :innocent:
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MAY 23th

Like previous days... mating.... restaurant... etc... etc...

16:27 Mating !
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:hi: Abigyl, check the YT-chat. I peeked in - as long as the WTEs in Matsalu were absent - and there was rumble in the jungle from noon on . They believe that the 2021 female has returned, there was a lot of action, Grafs flying attacks,the females flying attacks, but since I'm no stork expert and haven't followed this nest regularily, I cannot really contribute.
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Amanda did a video on the noon events:

Real Grāfiene from 2021 arrived❓3 MATINGS😱Melnais stārķis Siguldas novadā - LDF tiešraide 23.05.2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh2awEuyAQ4
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I would like to share Amanda777's postings (thank you Amanda :thumbs: great job- what a confusing situation for all three individuals involved ...):

https://forums.dabasdati.lv/viewtopic.p ... 54#p338654

Here you find a video compiled by Amanda:

BLACK STORK WARS-3 STORKS IN THE NEST Melnais stārķis Siguldas novadā - LDF tiešraide 23.05.2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G0L8_LXX-Q
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14:15: A stranger (?) throws the presumed Grafiene 22 out of the nest. - (Maybe Grafiene 21????) Calling and poking in the nest. Continues to sing.
Oi-oi. This will go on for quite a while, I guess. -

<This happens when you occasionally watch and witness such a situation. I can't leave the forum without posting. But I will mainly stay with the WTEs.>
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Thanks for all news and info.

Perhaps Liz will come in and will be able to ay who is who :puzzled:

Nest is occupied all afternoon with many matings...
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Tonight, 30-31 may, nest is empty :rolleyes:
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MAY 31st

31/5-1/6
23:00 He is on the nest for the night; He was also during the day.
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JUNE 1st

04:25 She arrived very early in the morning.

10:43 Both are very happy on the nest.
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Recently, someone in the YT-chat mentioned this article by Maris Strazds, I'm sorry, I didn't note who it was, but this is worth reading and learning:
https://goris.lv/ieskats-izrades-aizkulises/, GT:
An insight behind the scenes, by Maris Strazds, Jun 05, 2022

Quote: "(...)When live broadcasts of bird nests and other natural objects began to appear in the public space one after the other, one of their goals was to educate the public about the subject. To some extent it has succeeded. There is much greater clarity in the aspects of bird life that can be seen "on stage" (screen). In addition, all visually appealing events are recorded, saved and can be watched over and over again, unless someone has seen them live. You no longer have to try to tell someone that eggs in nests or babies can be carried by a predator, that parents can stop feeding their children, that fights [between storks themselves], etc. can take place in nests, and so on.

Just as in the theater you can only see what is happening on stage, everything that is happening behind the curtain is just a matter of mention. And here begins the fantasies of the observers. It is humanly interesting that what is happening behind the scenes sometimes provokes quite heated discussions, although what is written in the discussions (chats and forums) shows that none of the disputants knows the subject of the dispute. Once again, an important aspect of peeping needs to be mentioned, such as the ongoing attractiveness and importance. Not everything that is important is attractive (and visually interesting). People notice and discuss something interesting. Events are affected by important developments. This is often the main reason why discussions are "getting in the way".

I didn't work over the Google Translation - but you probably will have no problems with identifying the terms. The article is long and enlightning - and a welcome input in reviewing and questioning my own 'watcher habits'. Furthermore, the article delivers important facts about the condition of the Black Storks that were seen on the nest, and it is very critical about human interference. One important and disturbing fact Maris Strazds points to is this:

Quote (GT): "One might ask why birds do not choose better places and do not build nests there. A brief description of a good place (in terms of success) is in an unfragmented forest (within a radius of at least 1 km around the nest) with as many unmodified feeding grounds (rivers) as possible, with many fish of different sizes. The short answer to where they can be found is nowhere in Latvia . All the rest are more or less bad and all the best are busy. It is not yet the case that there are no nesting pairs in Latvia. But almost all successful nests regularly fight for this place and / or an experienced partner. Wanting is much more than an opportunity."
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Two on the nest tonight: 22:42, asleep upright
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SATURDAY, JUNE 11th

Good Morning!

The lady is still here!! Sometimes she skips a night.

Last night she was here and early in the morning they had a very long mating; I never saw such a long one :thumbs:

Let's hope that next year they will come together an tart earlier...
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THURSDAY, JUNE 16th

Good Morning!

The lady is still here!! After some nights out, she was here last night.

Both spent all morning on the nest, kissing a lot and cleaning each other...

07:28 They left very late.
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They were here during most if the day.

19:00 Both came back for the night. Loving...

19:11 A long mating.

22:44 Both on one leg ready for another night together. :thumbs:
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FRIDAY, JUNE 17th

Good Morning!

04:44 They were mating 2 times :thumbs: :thumbs:

And left :wave:
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SATURDAY, JUNE 18th

During the day he was alone on the nest many hours.

21:48 She came for the night; He received her with a long song and dance...

21:53 A long Mating!! :thumbs:

22:21 Another Mating!

Good Night!
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