VIDEO: Departure now?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 16.08.2018 - 10:56

Screenshots from webcam UteL, LK forum
English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 15.08.2018


Yesterday morning the storklets were in the nest as usual…


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra 



The young storks left on migration as usual a little before they were three months old. They did not go on discovery trips together and they left from the nest at different times and in different directions. And how do we know?

Movements in the black stork nest has become sparser

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 10.08.2018 - 12:33

Screenshot from webcam and video Svenja, LK forum
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 08.08.2018


Black stork        Must-toonekurg          Ciconia nigra     


As in every year the visits of the female stork becomes rarer in July until we one day notice that she has not been visiting the nest at all for several days – that is how she sets out on migration.

The last time that we saw the third storklet was on the same day that they became two and a half months old. There have been occasions in earlier years when a young bird that has been out straying around has returned again to the nest after four days …

VIDEO: Trio of growing black storks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 22.07.2018 - 09:31

Screenshot from webcam  Anne, LK forum
Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Translation Liis


Estonian text posted 20.07.2018

Birthday kids


Black stork     Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra


Almost a week ago our stork chicks got rings on their legs as well as transmitters as light-weight backpacks on their backs. The birdmen get more information about the movements of the young birds before their breeding period arrives.

All operations were carried out simultaneously in order to disturb nest life as little as possible and everything passed successfully.

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