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Stork update: Flight, then there were two!

Over the past few months I’ve posted the story of a stork nest in my area.

The white stork managed to successful hatch and rear three statuesque chicks.

And now it’s fledging time.

On Friday afternoon there were only two in the nest. Eventually we found the third on a nearby building.

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But soon he made it to ground level. Unfortunately the dieren ambulance picked him up after concern from local residents and they treated him for dehydration.

He’s due to be returned to the field after the weekend.

The fledglings will stay fairly close and may return to the nest for a few days until they are strong enough to venture further afield.

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11 comments on “Stork update: Flight, then there were two!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 15, 2014

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

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  2. fergie51
    July 15, 2014

    I remember as a kid one of my favourite books was about a stork who built his (her) nest on top of the school house (I think). Bit vague but I do remember how enthralled I was with them. Love pelicans too, big gentle giants.

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  3. AnnetteM
    July 15, 2014

    How interesting to have something like that to watch. Much better than TV!

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  4. Debra
    July 15, 2014

    That is so amazing to me! Thank you so much for sharing. They are such big birds I can only imagine just how big that nest must be. Will they reuse the nest?

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    • lizard100
      July 15, 2014

      Yes. They come back every year. I think an adult bird is 1m 30cm. So the height of a seven year old child or thereabouts!

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  5. Liz
    July 16, 2014

    They look awesome…thanks for sharing!

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    • lizard100
      July 16, 2014

      I’m not looking forward to the next post though… They’ll be gone : (

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  6. Rambling Woods
    July 16, 2014

    I am glad they gave him a hand…

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