Following Karls' Families

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Re: Following Karls' Families

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Happy to hear that Karl is getting closer to home. Hopefully the others all make it it through Ukraine and make it home too. I have been watching the storks for 5 years now. I started watching when I had a cold in 2017 and did not feel like doing much of anything.

will this be the forum for 2022? Or when they get home will another be posted.

Thank you

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Urmas will go to the nest tomorrow, whatever the weather. There will be a different camera with zoom and night vision! I do hope they can make this camera work! It has needed some work by Omar so let's hope he is successful.

Karl II's earliest arrival could be tomorrow evening.


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I may have been too optimistic in posting about a camera with night vision and zoom. Not sure which camera we shall watch. Tomorrow will tell. Sorry to have raised hopes, if I was wrong.
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Icechips :wave:
There will be a new topic on the Black Stork Forum for this year.
I am trying to open it now but the connection has been so slow/stop for some days. Maybe it is the Ukrainian situation.
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Thank you very much, Anne, Juta, Jo!

So nice to "see" you again, Michi and icechips!
:hi:
The weather is improving a bit.
It will rain instead of snow.
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https://freemeteo.ee/weather/karula/7-d ... ry=estonia

Let's see, let's hope for the best as always!
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As Karl II was near Minsk yesterday, he may reach the Southern part of Latvia today.
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KARL II

Tracker Map.
April 7, 2022.
Distance shown 285 Km
Karl II is in Latvia. I hope Urmas has time to get to the nest before Karl II!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing

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Good evening, everyone! :wave:

Thank you, Jo :thumbs:

I've been having internet problems all afternoon. There are major sewer and drainage works going on down the street, and presumably the workmen damaged an internet cable. I am now using my cellphone as a 4G personal hotspot for my computer. That could get expensive! :mrgreen:

Yes, Karl II may be home tomorrow afternoon or evening! I hope the camera works by then! Would Kaia also be in the area by now? Hopefully she made it too! I can't wait to see them.

Karl II is currently sleeping in a forest near Vecbeči in the Galēni parish in Latvia.

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"As the crow flies", he is only about 140 km away from his nest.
Depending on the weather and the wind direction/speed, he may be there in about 4 to 5 hours?
Unless it will be raining all day long tomorrow ... then he probably won't fly. :D

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See you tomorrow, dear Karl II ? ❤️
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Jo UK wrote: April 7th, 2022, 8:41 pm KARL II

Tracker Map.
April 7, 2022.
Distance shown 285 Km
Karl II is in Latvia. I hope Urmas has time to get to the nest before Karl II!
...
:wave:
As always I'm too late with my pictures. :rolleyes: But I'll post them anyway.

Karl II is even faster than I had expected. Already at about 14:30 UTC+2 (roughly estimated) he reached the border to Latvia.
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This seems to be a nice place to spend the night.
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Jo, I too hope Urmas will manage it before Karl II arrives. But it is very, very close.

Heloise :wave: :D
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:loveshower: :loveshower: Karl II is almost home. Will be such relief to see him in the nest! Thank you Anne7 for keeping us all up to date. Your dedication is much appreciated.
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I may be a little later than usual with the next map. Patience!
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KARL II

Tracker Map.
April 8, 2022
Distance shown 152 Km
Battery 41%

Karl II is in Estonia. so Welcome home, Karl II :loveshower:
As he is at or close to the nest this map does not show that location.

I am hoping for any news of the camera!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
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This will be the last tracker map for Karl II this season..

There is a so-far-empty topic for the 2022 webcam forum. We just need a camera to get started!

https://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/vie ... 24#p846124

Sorry, but it is locked until we can start that topic properly.
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Thank yo so much, Jo!
And of course, Anne and Michi too!
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Thank you to Anne7 for all of the reports even when it was frustrating not getting locations. So happy for everyone. Can't wait to see him on the nest now! :loveshower: :loveshower:
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Good evening, everyone

Hello Michi, Heloise, icechips, Asteria and winnipeg hawk ! :wave:

Our Karl II is home! :D :2thumbsup:
Jo UK wrote: April 8th, 2022, 9:01 pm.
Many thanks, Jo!

I believe it's safe to add this little extra information:
Karl II crossed the Estonian border around 13:00 (UTC+3) and reached his nest around 15:00 (UTC+3)* :headroll:

It looks like - before flying to the nest - he first wanted to eat something at a brook near the nest. Or maybe he had to take shelter from the rain, that is also possible. :-)
Or could it be that Karl II had to wait for a short while because Urmas was working on the nest? :laugh:

* Edit:
To be more precise: we see that at 14:00 Karl II is already at a distance of about 1.5 km from the nest, in the forest. And at 15:00 he is visible on the nest.
Everything that happened between those two times is a mystery. :-)
After 16:00 he went fishing in a creek slightly north of the nest and at 19:00 he was already back home. At 20:00 he was still there. It looks like Karl II is spending the night on the nest.
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Anne, I am so happy too! 😍
Our Karl II the Greatest is home again, wonderful!
I hope that Urmas and Karl don't get into a fight because of the nest and the camera! 😏
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Good evening to all
I am very happy to read such good news....I am completely happy when sweet Kaia appears on the nest. :rolleyes:

Anne7 wrote: April 8th, 2022, 9:30 pm ...
Or could it be that Karl II had to wait for a short while because Urmas was working on the nest? :laugh:
Maybe Karl II thought that the big bird on the nest could use a snack... :razz:
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Heloise :wave:

Yes, Karl II the Greatest!
He deserves that name!
sova wrote: April 8th, 2022, 10:15 pm
Maybe Karl II thought that the big bird on the nest could use a snack... :razz:
Sova :wave:

That is also possible! :laugh:
I am sure that these two like each other, and, moreover, our Karl II is slowly getting into nurturing-mode. :D

Yes, let’s hope that we will see our sweet little Kaia too! I love that bird so much.
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Good evening, everyone, :wave:
thanks a lot, Jo, for the exciting news, and Anne, for the extra information! :2thumbsup:
So, Karl II is really at his nest? This would be wonderful! :-)))
But for the first time we couldn't see his arrival.

Jo, do you have information from Urmas, if he could install the cam?

As this was the last trackermap of the season, I want to say a big thank you, Jo and Juta, for all the maps you've created. :2thumbsup:

Hello Sova :hi:
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Michi wrote: April 8th, 2022, 10:35 pm
Jo, do you have information from Urmas, if he could install the cam

Hello Sova :hi:
Heloise :wave:
Hi Michi.

Yes, Urmas was able to install the camera and its fittings. He and Omar were in a rush, knowing that Karl II could arrive soon.He was able to leave just before Karl II arrived. I have asked him if it is possible to know how much time there was between his departure and Karl II's arrival. I suspect it was a close-run thing! If I get an answer I will let you know.
A little more work is needed to make the cameras public (Black Stork 2 was on Urmas' to-do list today.)
Ospreys camera is online but not yet published Only Greater Spotted Eagle camera is not installed.
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