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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

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..

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