Where are our young black storks with transmitters?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 08.09.2018 - 13:38

Screenshot from webcam UteL, LK forum

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 01.09.2018

 So the stork nest was left to wait for its nesters next year….

So the stork nest was left to wait for its nesters next year….


Black stork    Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra 


As the first of the young black storks Maru left the nest, on August 4th. About the nest life in between we have written in the news articles.

Karula and Päike left on migration on August 15th. Male Karl did not come to the nest later because he noticed the departure of the storklets and he was busy near one of them (Karula), at a watching distance as the transmitter data showed.

Check in the migration map where they are at the moment: 


You will find these migration paths:

Black Stork:

Male Karl, juveniles Karula, Maru and Päike.

Female Kati does not have a transmitter.

The first migration is the most dangerous for young birds and few among them reach sexual maturity. Because of this it is important to observe the paths of the juveniles (mostly they migrate solitarily) in order to obtain enough different necessary data for the scientific investigations.

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