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Stork update: almost time to go!

A few short weeks ago three strong chicks hatched in their heady home.

As the days pass they become taller and more adventurous. 20140703-194125-70885206.jpg

Mum stands by watching over them as the nest gently sways.

The chicks have flight feathers and are looking very cooped up.

Mum keeps the nest clean and keeps the chicks in check.

Her red beak contrasts with their dark mouths.


She’s feeding them regularly and watching them grow. Meanwhile when she is away they wait and watch. When they gaze over the edge it’s hard to believe they’ll soon step off and glide into space. What an incredible first step they make!


It’s hard to know whether the next post will simply show an empty nest.

To find out more about these storks and their progress you can look here.

who brings stork babies?

the stork nest

stork babies: part 2


9 comments on “Stork update: almost time to go!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Liz


  2. Expat Eye
    July 8, 2014

    It’s like an avian soap opera 😉


    • lizard100
      July 8, 2014

      Yep! Six months from now stormy cones home without a job only to find his mother with another man and a new family.


  3. Rambling Woods
    July 8, 2014

    I wish them luck after they leave the safety of the nest..


    • lizard100
      July 8, 2014

      It’s very precarious. I think only one in five return to nest themselves.


  4. Chloris
    July 9, 2014

    Amazing to be able to watch these incredible birds growing up.


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