Quiet incubation period in black stork nest ending

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 17.05.2019 - 09:45
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Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 15.05.2019
English translation Liis

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Male stork bringing more nest materials
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Male stork bringing more nest materials

 

Black stork        Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

 

The long five-week incubation period of the black storks is coming to an end, but it can still be affected by the changeable weather this spring. The adults lie on the eggs by turns, and during the last few days material for the nest border has been brought in and the nest has been filled in with moss and from some eggs quiet ”talking” can be heard .

Kati laid the eggs in the nest on April 12, 14, 16 and 18 which means that an exciting time is coming. During the incubation we have seen another male stork moving in the nest surroundings, and if it turns out to be necessary we will try to clarify the situation.  

It is interesting to follow the images from the webcam and the comments of the LK forum members : LINK

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