VIDEO: Morning in black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 13.04.2016 - 09:55

Video recorded by  Urmas

Translation Liis




Black stork    Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


A little before sunrise at the nest of the Latvian black storks. Total romance – first egg in the nest, birds singing all around, proud adults…

The male bird, called Ozols, arrived from his migration to the south already on March 26th, but had to wait a long time for the female, who didn’t arrive until April 7th. The waiting was long but he managed to tidy some twigs in the nest a little, and bring more moss. Alone, however, things advance sluggishly. Of course he had to check his feeding grounds and get some food after the long journey.

At the arrival of Baska, the female, a love triangle appeared for a moment but by today the couple is united and have an egg in the nest. In a few days the second egg should appear in the nest. The video shows that the fertilization of it has been initiated.

Some time ago we discussed how bird eggs get fertilized; in case anyone interested missed reading it: LINK

The forum reports all that has happened in the meantime: LINK

The webcam transmission can be watched during daylight time: LINK

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