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VIDEO: What goes on in the black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 12.08.2019 - 10:20

Image from web camera and video  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 10.08.2019

The young bird Aru (letter A on the leg number) has injured the underside of its wing on its test flights but the slight tear seems to be healing. It is the bird that spends most of its time in the nest. The other young bird can be seen in early morning


Black stork          Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra


The young birds were 86 days old today, next week they will be three months on August 16. The migration period should be starting for the young birds.

VIDEO: Black stork young birds two months and a half

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 02.08.2019 - 19:27

Illustrations  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 31.07.2019



Black stork  Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


In early morning they set off on flights but the young birds must be back in the nest around eight o’clock because male Karl might come to the nest with the early morning prey about then. Who arrives too late in the nest may be left without food – and who wants that.

Black stork camera news

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 02.08.2019 - 19:19

Screencap from webcam Anne, LK forum
Estonian text posted 27.07.2019

Female stork Kati


Black stork        Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


The young storks have flying exercises in the morning, everything seems to be order with the orienteering sense of the young birds. After that they have to wait for male Karl with the morning meal and the day goes on.

For some days we have no longer seen mother Kati in the nest. As we already know from earlier years the female leaves first, to head quietly for the wintering grounds.

The forum viewers voted about names for the young storks:

VIDEO: Flight exercises of young storks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.07.2019 - 09:02

Screencap from web camera  Anne, LK forum
Estonian text posted 23.07.2019

Mother Kati arrived at the nest; young storks waiting for food


Black stork        Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra


Both parents, mother Kati as well as father Karl, come to feed the young birds nicely. Yesterday one of the young storks made its first trip out from the nest. and it is evident that if the weather allows, days with flying exercises will become common.

VIDEO: Are the happenings in the stork nest at ringing beginning to be forgotten?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 16.07.2019 - 10:37

Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 13.07.2019

Male Karl arrived to feed the young storks


Black stork        Must-toonekurg      Ciconia nigra


Last night in the evening viewers noticed that the brown-coloured transmitter of  one of the juveniles caused more ”agitation” in the adults than the black ”rucksack” of the other one.

Today in the morning the male cautiously circled the nest and the juveniles loudly begged for food from him – as usual when one of the adults is noticed in the vicinity.

Why was the stork nest empty for a while?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 14.07.2019 - 09:38

Screencap from webcam  Solo, LK forum

Estonian text posted 12.07.2019

At three o’clock the young storks, observing the doings of the ringers under the trees, decided to leave the nest


Black stork          Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


The Eagle Club birdmen had planned a serious working day. In addition to ringing, both young storks would get ”backpacks” with radio transmitters.

Happening in black stork nest after goshawk attack

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 22.06.2019 - 17:45

Screencap from webcam Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019

A few minutes past 1.30 pm male Karl arrived  as the first to feed the storklets. and with  a five minutes interval female Kati


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Accipiter gentilis

 The attacks of the goshawk on the nest lasted nearly until noon with intervals; interesting where the bird of prey headed and why did it abstain from attacking the nest again?

The storklets calmed down within some ten minutes after the bird of prey left – they can  judge danger.

VIDEO: Goshawk attack on black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 21.06.2019 - 12:09

Screencap from webcam video recorded by   Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019  10.25



Goshawk      Kanakull        Accipiter gentilis


If we have the identification right  we have to do with a first year goshawk because we can see lengthwise streaks on the breast plumage of the hawk.

During the attack the goshawk changes tactics because the storklets defend themselves. It was left to push someone over the edge of the nest when flying past which also happens 5 minutes into the video.

The goshawk weighs probably just over a kilo and the storklets are beginning to approach a kilo.

Black stork camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 16.06.2019 - 09:41

Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 15.06.2019

Who eats will grow


Black stork       Must- toonekurg      Ciconia nigra


Urmas Sellis visited the stork nest. The transmitter for the camera signal had changed direction in the stormy weather and this was corrected. Fortunately the tree where the transmitter  was installed in the tip had not broken. Not even the cables had to be repaired.

Since there is good reason to write today we can also note that the storklets will be a month old tomorrow; these three youngsters were all hatched on May 16

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