Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stork Update

So after a long month back in Sharjah, I'm in Estonia once more and seeing that the storks are having a very good year. All three of the chicks have survived. They were awkwardly flying around when I got here on Monday, some three weeks or more earlier than last year's brood.

The major problem now seems to be nest space. When all three are standing in it, there's not room for both the parents to land. At the moment the latter seem to spend most of their time away, leaving the teen agers in possession.

The chicks seem to be doing at least some of their own foraging. With continued warmer temperatures and plenty of things to eat, it will be interesting to see how long they all stick around. Last year they left almost as soon as the chicks learned to fly.

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Location:Taadikvere küla, Estonia

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