Latvian black storks - 2023- 2024

Black Stork nests in Latvia
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12:56 She is dancing and hissing
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12:58 she flew away
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13:02 he flew away too
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thank you! I need a break :whistling:
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13:52 Arrival Ogris . He is singing
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13:53 Urga came in from above. She was already on the nest tree?
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13:55:49 both are looking up
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13 :56 Mating (10)
They form a heart with their heads and beaks 💞
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fertig :mrgreen:
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14:01 She flew away
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14:02 he settles down into the nest
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14:03 gets up
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14:14 he looks around, is preening himself
working on the basement
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14:22 is standing on the nest edge, looks up, shakes his plumage
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14:23 he flew away
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Andra, thank you for the link :2thumbsup:
PHOTO: How the black and white storks fight for the nest of the Skrunda Cultural Center
"The exclusive one-room nest on the roof of the Skrunda House of Culture has been coveted by a black stork. The local storks are not going to give up so easily and give this joy to the black beauty," Aivita Staneviča, the organizer of Skrunda's cultural work, reports to the "tv3.lv" portal.
According to the information of the Latvian Ornithological Society, the black stork (stork) is one of the most remarkable and still one of the most poorly known large bird species in Europe, although a lot has been learned about its way of life since the international research program of this species started in Latvia in 1993 new.

There are 500-700 pairs of black storks nesting in Latvia, but their number has decreased by about a third since the beginning of the 90s of the last century.

Forestry activity and the disturbance caused by it played a significant role in the decline of the stork population, but studies of recent years show the negative impact of chemical pollution.

As part of the program, black stork nests are surveyed every year to assess nesting success and the factors influencing it.

Black storks return to Latvia at the end of March - beginning of April, the first birds were seen already in mid-March. Immediately after returning, they repair the nest, mate, lay eggs and start brooding.

Black storks are very conservative and can use their nest for very long years as long as they are not chased away. The longest known nest in Latvia was used for at least 57 years, but there are many cases where birds live in one nest for more than 30 years.

It is possible that natural replacement of the nest is usually associated with the death of one bird (the male), as it is known that the lifespan of a black stork in the wild can reach at least 26 years.

Pictures by ©Aivita Staneviča
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https://www.tv3.lv/dzivesstils/dzivniek ... s-starkis/

möglichwerweise muss ich die Übersetzung noch mal überprüfen. Aber nicht jetzt.
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17:13 both are still away . that makes me happy 😁 less work.
that was a short break


17:55 Urga comes home
she is preening herself

17:58 settles down
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18:14 she stands up and starts preening herself
18:18 she is poking in the nest bowl , turns ans settles down again
is working on the fence, still sitting!

Then she is resting
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18:31 she is still warming up the nest :D
18:32 Ogris comes in from the left. :D
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18:34 Mating (11)
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18:40 both are still preening themselves
18:41 She is preening him
18:43 again or still
18:45 he is preening she
now they are preening each other
18:49 she is preening him a lot BTW: her behavior has completely changed.I was wondering why she doesn't preen him. That's actually part of courtship ritual. She didn't, or better said, if she did, it was just a brief touch with her beak.
Her beak looks different. the marks are gone... just to have noticed.
I'll watch this more closely. I don't have time for a lot of things, because I'm doing the thread alone. No exchange of information, nothing. This is my last work here. It makes no sense.

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18:51 Mating (No 12)
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18:58 she is preening him again. Females usually are preening the male until he is ready to mate. Gaja has plucked almost all of Kaupo's feathers from his head :rotf:

19:02 she's still preening him :laugh:

19:06 :whistling:
I will add pics etc. tomorrow morning
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19:39 Mating

20:33 Mating

Total 14 Mating till now

I'm almost sure there was a change of females. That would also explain why we don't see an egg yet. I have neither the time nor the desire to prepare comparative pics. one is already above.
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𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡

Good Morning Ogres :hi:

5:21 Mating

5:59 Mating
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is fixing the nest twigs
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6:31 Urga flew away
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6:42 Ogris is on the left branch and is preening himself
6:43 he flew off
6:45 he brings a huge bunch moss
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6:49 off he goes
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6:51 back with a small bunch roots with soil on it
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6:55 out
6:56 back with twigs and leaves
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6:59 out
7:00:50 huge log is brought
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7:05 out
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Hi Liz01 :wave: , how cute, nothing goes to waste 🙂 Thanks for sharing these photos and for all the great work you are doing here 🙏🏻😊
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Ileana :hi:
Thank you very much.🤗 I'm really glad there's someone who appreciates this thread 😊

7:06 huge branch is brought
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7:12 out
7:14 back with a branch
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7:17 he took off
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7:19 back with a huge bunch fluff
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7:22 out again
8:25 huge branch :bow:
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7:31 out again
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