VIDEO: In the morning at 6.32 in stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 17.05.2019 - 09:53

Video recorded by  Urmas Lett,
Estonian text posted 16.05.2019
English translation Liis


Black stork         Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra


Late in the evening yesterday it was clear that the stork chicks would be hatched in the morning, or on the way to be hatched.

In the video we can see the first hatched chick and watchers of the webcam will soon see the new generation of black storks.

Quiet incubation period in black stork nest ending

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 17.05.2019 - 09:45

Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 15.05.2019
English translation Liis

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 .

VIDEO: From the starling nest webcam

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 12.05.2019 - 08:49

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian text posted 11.05.2019

All starling chicks are hatched


Starling        Kuldnokk           Sturnus vulgaris


Five starling chicks were hatched on Friday. On Saturday by eleven o’clock all seven  chicks were hatched.

The adults feed the chicks well. Who sets  the beak wide open is fed. Nest life in the coming three weeks, or until the chicks fledge,  will be filled with activity.

The hatching of the first chick  was recorded by Olle Koert


VIDEO: Chicks hatching in starling nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 10.05.2019 - 21:39

Video recorded by  Aita, LK forum
Estonian text posted 10.05.2019

A chick has picked an opening in the egg in the centre


Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris


The hatching is in progress, several half-hatched  chicks were visible for a moment, regrettably it wasn’t caught on the video.

So we predicted: the first egg was laid on April 22. Often there are five or six eggs in a nest (seven in the nest that we observe). The incubation lasts about twelve days. We expect the hatching of the starling chicks at  around May 10th.

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