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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

Why does the black stork camera show no image?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.06.2019 - 09:32

Screencap from webcam yesterday  Anne7, LK forum
Estonian text posted 13.06.2019

Image from nest camera from yesterday

Black stork           Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


Yesterday heavy thunderstorms with strong winds raged in South Estonia.

It can be supposed that a nearby tree has broken: there is a connection to the camera but very slow, probably something has happened to the transmitter .

VIDEO: The stork family with one week old chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 22.05.2019 - 16:13

Video recorded by Urmas Lett,
Translation Liis
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..

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 .

One stork egg uncovered the whole night?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 22.04.2019 - 20:14

Screencap from webcam  Anne7, LK forum
Estonian text posted 21.04.2019
English translation Liis

Already yesterday night we could see that Kati did not incubate  one egg and so it was in the morning too


Black stork         Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


There is no answer to the question why.

It is surely not carelessness but there is no evident reason. Does the stork feel that bringing up four chicks would turn out to be complicated?

A similar view this morning . Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum

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