Latvian black storks - 2023- 2024

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Latvian black storks - 2023
Melnais stārķis (Ciconia nigra) Ogres novadā - LDF tiešraide

a new topic for a new season!
welcome!
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Liz will make the introduction here. thank you Liz! :thumbs:
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ame, thanks a lot! :loveshower:

Information about the nest

The nest is located in Vizdeme, Ogre Municipality. Vizdeme comes from the words "Vidus" and "zeme" hat means middle country. From a current point of view, when Livonia is spoken of, it usually means the current Vidzeme region.
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Ogre Municipality
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According to the information available to Māris Strazds , the black stork nesting area here has been known since at least 2003, however, this nest was only found in January 2021.

The nest may have been built in 2010 after the previous nest was abandoned.
In 2021 there were no chicks, in 2022 three young birds were successfully hatched.
In the previous nest in this area, one of the a
dult birds was ringed.
2022 both nesting adult birds were ring less.

The camera was moved here from Sigulda Nest:
https://forums.dabasdati.lv/viewtopic.p ... 91#p358191

All Latvian Camera at one:
https://uldissakne0.wixsite.com/putni-online-2023

Camera Live stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUB7rvets7o

The address of the Youtube may sometimes change. If this should happen the new address can be found by making a search Melnais stārķis' in the Youtube. The link to the Camera, as well as the other the live cameras of Latvia's Nature Fund LDF (Latvijas dabas fonds), can also be found here:
Latvijas Dabas fonds on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/@LatvijasDabasfondsOnline


Link to Dabasdati forum for further information (in Latvian language):
https://forums.dabasdati.lv/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4325


Image The live stream shows nature to viewers as it is. With beautiful moments and with the harshness of nature.
The organizers of the live broadcast do not interfere with natural processes, except when birds are harmed as a result of human activity.
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Inhabitants

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Chronology of events in 2023:

ARRIVAL

19.04.2023 Male
viewtopic.php?p=895813#p895813

05.05.2023 Female
viewtopic.php?p=898975#p898975
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Season 2024 starts here:

viewtopic.php?p=919603#p919603

Bird Eggs laying :
courtesy W.H Freeman and Co.
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Skeleton of an Kiwi
photos © Hilton Pond Center
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March 28

Hi everyone :hi: Happy new season :D

black stork arrival times at the previous nests and years:
02.04.2015
26.03.2016
01.04.2017
05.04.2018
30.03.2019
25.03.2020 (BS was on nest before this date, but the camera was not online)
06.04.2021


Weather Forecast - ZOOM Earth
https://zoom.earth/maps/temperature/#vi ... rlays=wind

first pictures from the nest :D I hope for a great season
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March 29

Good Morning :hi:

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March 30

Good Morning all :hi:

OMG! :slap: It doesn't bother the storks, as long as the water is open they can find food.
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snow is everywhere.. also in Estonia
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more snow :slap:
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March 31

Good Morning :hi:

less snow :D
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comparison picture! So we can see if a new branch has been brought in
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April 1st.

:hi: All

the looks untouched
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9:31 cranes are singing
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April 2nd

we are still waiting for the arrival of the first black stork :laugh:
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today a male black stork has arrived on a Polish nest - a female black stork is in Poland since a few days

Still snow in Estonia
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April 3

Hello :hi:

still no stork in sight till now . I'm patiently waiting
14:22/14:23 a Helicopter flies low over the forest.. the nest

I heard it was a particularly cold March and now April too. We have to reckon with frost for a long time to come at nights. and pretty cold wind from east
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16:58 today in Estonia :shock: :slap:
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April 4th

Hello :hi:

6:53 still snow on nest
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14:00 the snow is gone. but it is still pretty cold in Europe
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the weather - and we have wind from the north (NNW) wind gusts till 32 km/h
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It's snowing again. The nest is white. This cold front will stay for a long time because it is a high pressure area :slap:
Much too cold for March! We have night frosts and during the day it is around 5 ° .. throughout Europe up to our black storks in Moldova and the Ukraine. And the wind continues to come from the north.. sometimes turns slightly to the west. It is cold.
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April 5th

Good Morning :hi:

it's still winter. Yesterday I saw on the news that there has been heavy snowfall across the Balkans. An unexpected onset of winter.
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April 6

Good Morning! :hi:

the snow is gone. Birds are singing nicely. Now it would be time for their arrival :D
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April 7

today the first black stork was spotted in Latvia. :2thumbsup:

the nest today...
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April 8

by Baiba_K: Labvakar!
Nedaudz atkāpe konkrēti no šīs ligzdas, bet šodien netālu no Līgatnes (netālu no Siguldas - tajā apvidū bija iepriekšējā tiešraides kameras ligzda) redzēju lidojam melno stārķi. Skats ap Siguldu un Turaidu uz eglēm ir pabaiss - daudzas nokaltušas mizgraužu dēļ, kas bija vērojams arī ap tiešraides kameras ligzdu :cry: Bet kāds stārķītis tur uzturas un cer veiksmīgi izaudzināt mazuļus. Bet varbūt viņš tur bija tikai garām lidojot. Lai viņam veicas atrast labu ligzdas vietu!


Good evening!
I deviated a little from this particular nest, but today I saw a black stork flying near Līgatne (near Sigulda - there was a previous live camera nest in that area). The view of the fir trees around Sigulda and Turaida is terrible - many of them are dead due to bark beetles, which was also observed around the nest of the live camera :cry: But a stork is staying there and hopes to successfully raise babies. But maybe he was just flying by. Good luck finding a good nest site!
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April 9

Hello everyone!

still no sign from an black Stork
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April 14

Hello :hi:

A buzzard visit the nest
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