Latvian black storks - 2018

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Re: Latvian black storks - 2018

Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 6:14 am

6:09 Another turn by Gaja ..egg talk is clearly to hear
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6:13 Kaupo brings a huge branch
6:22 another branch is brought

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 6:26 am

6:25 Gaja stands up.. both are in feeding position :laugh:

one of them is twittering.. but is is not necessary to feed right now.

Video includes the change and several nest digging. You can hear the egg talk and the begging call from an little one


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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 7:13 am

7:12 Gaja stands up
she starts feeding :innocent:
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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 7:36 am

she has problems to regurgitate food

7:14:49 I see a little food. The little ones are eating it :laugh:
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https://youtu.be/bsvG3BK1GBE

7:17 she put a half egg shell on the nest edge
7:17 she settles on eggs and storklets

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 8:12 am

8:11 Gaja stands up

The little ones are ready for another feeding :laugh:

8:18 egg talk



Youtube gets on my nerves. Now they have a red "subscribe" me in the video. That is embarrassing! I can not remove it. :bash:

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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 8:27 am

Good morning, Liz and all, :wave:

two storklets! Wow! That is really wonderful! :bounce: :bounce: :loveshower:
Congratulations to Latvia!

They look so cute!

Thank you very much, Liz, for reporting, pictures and videos. :2thumbsup:
I must watch the videos later, have to go out now for a while.

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 8:41 am

Good Morning Michi,
you're welcome :laugh:

I've to go too! but not for long.. in two hours I'm back

Gaja in her cozy nest with the egg shell on the nest edges
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8:27 she stands up again. The egg talk is very loud
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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 9:09 am

before I've to go :mrgreen:

8:59 another feeding by Gaja :innocent:
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Post by chrisitz » May 18th, 2018, 9:25 am

hello!
:loveshower: :loveshower:
and thanks for all your reportings! I enjoy them so much and I learn so much things!
...never heard about egg talking and so on.
I wish our storklets all the best!

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Post by baska » May 18th, 2018, 9:46 am

Good morning Liz, Michi and all others :wave:
It's sheer lunacy! Two chicks at once !!! :loveshower: :loveshower:
Congratulation to Latvia !

I thank you also very much for your reports and nice pictures, Liz ! :rolleyes:
... and wish the chicks a good and healthy future.
greetings from Baska

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Post by Sue » May 18th, 2018, 10:30 am

Good morning,
I expected 1 chick this morning and can see two :loveshower: :loveshower: . Congratulation to Gaja and Kaupo and all the best for all of them! Also all the best for the remaining three - let´s hope they will hatch soon :2thumbsup:

Thanks a lot for all comments to Liz, Michi and to all the others.

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 11:07 am

chrisitz, Baska and Sue, you're welcome :laugh:

10:14 Gaja is feeding again.. but it seems to me, it is not the best food. Old black ... :puzzled:
The storklets are not interested .
Their crops are fully .. so it is not important in the moment.
Kaupo will come soon with fresh little fishes :laugh:

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Post by Anne7 » May 18th, 2018, 11:40 am

Wow! Congratulations!
Two beautiful little chicks! :bounce: :bounce:

Liz and Michi, thanks for reporting and pics!
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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 12:13 pm

11:58 Gaja got up for feeding. Several times she tried to regurgitate the food in vain; in the end it works. She gave the chicks some unknown black pieces, as Liz has written.

So cute :loveshower:
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12:00 She regurgitates dark little pieces ...
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The storklet behind has swallowed some of the pieces. The storklet in front I didn't see eating.
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Gaja took also some pieces back.

You're welcome all! :)

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2018, 1:01 pm

12:58 Kaupo has arrived home
He starts feeding. I see much little food. :laugh:

13:02 Kaupo is eating back. Both storklet have eaten

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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm

12:58 Kaupo has arrived, Gaja flew away.

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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 1:19 pm

Feeding from 12:59

The storklet which looked to the left, has needed a quite long time to notice that there was a feeding.
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The other is quickly on the way to the fishes.
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Finally the second storklet has also found the food.
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In the food have beside some small fishes also been very thin, but long xxx? Could it have been worms or something? They don't look like fishes. :puzzled:

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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 1:34 pm

13:17 Kaupo feeds again.

It seems to be really a kind of worms Kaupo wants to feed. The storklets cannot eat them, they are much too long. But both have found some other things to eat between them. Maybe there are also smaller worms?
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Proud looking dad :D
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He watches his children while they eat.
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Kaupo again has taken back most of the food.

I must say, that Kaupo and also Gaja are both very careful with their babies. They look where they step, - do not step on the little ones. They are always watching them. I'm very glad about it.

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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 2:04 pm

13:58:59 Again feeding, of course the same strange food.
Both storklets could manage - after some trying - to swallow some smaller food.
They must be full now.
But it's difficult to see what exactly they eat. The distance of the cam is a little too big to see all details. Nevertheless I appreciate this beautiful cam view a lot.

13:59:33 Both are trying to eat.
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14:00:32 The crop from the left storklet is full!
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14:00:45 After it had swallowed a little worm, it fell immediately to the side. :D
But it quickly got up again.
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Post by Michi » May 18th, 2018, 2:49 pm

14:38 Kaupo has fed the storklets again.

This time both storklets had managed to swallow quite long worms. The one from with I think it's the second hatched storklet had some trouble to swallow the long thing. First I thought, Kaupo would take it back; but finally the small storklet was successful. But it was surely a big effort for it.

14:41:16 The smaller one with the long worm is on the left.
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