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Storking the big birds!

I’ve written two posts about a white stork nest near where I live.

So I shared the good news that there were three or four chicks successfully hatched.

Now it’s time for an update.

There are three giants in the nest now.

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They seem to start the day with a rest. The tree head the nest lies on is around fiery feet high. Though I do need to measure it. Like posts and telegraph poles this high it sways slightly.

The parent bird, let’s call her mum, stands quietly watching over her brood. There’s no indicator that they will fall even though it’s a precarious location.

The three babies are quite focussed. Maybe they know it’s high.

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How they deal with the crowds up there is a mystery to me but it’s good to watch their progress.

They will probably start fledging near the end of June. I’m not sure whether I’ll get to share evidence of that.

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16 comments on “Storking the big birds!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    June 17, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely post Liz thank you for sharing

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  2. epov88
    June 17, 2014

    I live in small town in Macedonia and we have a lot of storks there (Maybe I should write blog post about them) 🙂

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    • lizard100
      June 17, 2014

      Yes. I know we were aware that stork populations were significant further east. You should blog about them. Geographical differences are fascinating. In Lithuania the stork is highly regarded.

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      • epov88
        June 17, 2014

        I will write something about them tomorrow 🙂

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      • lizard100
        June 17, 2014

        Great!

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      • epov88
        June 18, 2014

        I wrote blog post about storks but in the same blog post I wrote about the swallows too 🙂
        http://ouraw.wordpress.com/

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  3. andy1076
    June 17, 2014

    Guess they got space management to a perfect science or they’re hunting for a new residence lol 🙂

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    • lizard100
      June 17, 2014

      I’m pretty sure they’ll be moving out soon!

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      • andy1076
        June 17, 2014

        To larger condos right lol

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      • lizard100
        June 17, 2014

        Flying somewhere with a roof terrace.

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      • andy1076
        June 17, 2014

        Ah the view will certainly be worth it 😀

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      • lizard100
        June 17, 2014

        Penthouse maybe…

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  4. bcparkison
    June 17, 2014

    How fun. We have crains but no storks. Thank you.

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    • lizard100
      June 17, 2014

      Wow! Cranes sound very big. Our storks are 1.40m I think.

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  5. Rambling Woods
    June 21, 2014

    I wish them good luck!

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    • lizard100
      June 21, 2014

      Fingers crossed they’ll survive though the odds are only one will make it.

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