Black Storks Nesting – Estonia

You are watching a mating pairs of Black Storks located in Estonia. The bedding is made mostly of sticks mixed with green moss. They are wild storks. Eggs are laid every two days during April to early May. Incubation varies between 28-34 days. Both parents incubate the eggs. Incubation starts after the last egg is laid. The parents keep their young shaded and protected until about 2-3 weeks after they hatch.  The young start standing up in the nest at about 4 weeks of age and fledge at 8-9 weeks old.


2021 – 1st egg – 4/24/21 2nd egg – 4/26/21 3rd egg – 4/28/21 4th egg – 4/30/21. 1st and 2nd egg hatched on 5/28/21. 3rd hatched on 5/30/21. One egg broke during incubation. The chicks were fitted with satellite transmitters on July 9 and fledged during the week of the 8/4/21. Two reached their wintering grounds in Africa. One unfortunately did not and was taken by a predator.

2022 – Karl II first visited the nest on April 8th and Kaia on April 12th. 4 eggs laid. All eggs hatched around 5/30/22.

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Lin
Lin
3 months ago

I see parent 716C returned to nest a few times after youngsters V,X,Y and 7184 left. Good spotting Pella and Beryl.
Looking forward to next year!

Pella
Pella(@pella)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lin

Thanks Lin.. These storks were captivating..I’ll stop by these woods one winters eve to watch the nest fill with snow..And return yet again in spring.

Lin
Lin
3 months ago
Reply to  Pella

Me too Pella. I didn’t discover this cam till the storklets were weeks old. It will be exciting to watch next year, starting with the mated pair! Till next year! !🙂

Beryl
Beryl(@beryl)
3 months ago

Well it looks like yesterday was the last day.
I shall miss checking in everyday, so roll on next year, lol !

Pella
Pella(@pella)
3 months ago
Reply to  Beryl

I shall as well Beryl….perhaps on 21 DEC.. I will just check the snow on the nest..

Beryl
Beryl(@beryl)
3 months ago
Reply to  Pella

👌

Beryl
Beryl(@beryl)
3 months ago

Came and went again but I don’t think its the same one but I can’t see the number to tell !

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Beryl
Beryl(@beryl)
3 months ago

Bye.

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Beryl
Beryl(@beryl)
3 months ago

716C is still coming back !

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