Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
Estonian text posted 22.05.2019
Black stork Must-toonekurg Ciconia nigra
In the video male Karl II arrives at the nest to feed the chicks. Both adults have ensured that all chicks are properly fed – with young stork chicks it is still easy.
The three older chicks are a week old today. The youngest and smallest was hatched two days later and the difference in size is visible to the eye..
They had luck with the weather in their first week in life, the chicks get hardened, enjoying D vitamins from the sunshine.
The nest bottom needs constant airing and fluffing by the adults since all that the chicks eat still remains in the nest.