Black Stork live webcam

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Webcam is closed until spring, 2015 year.

Nest of Tiina and Tiit.

It’s the ultimate reality show. This webcast will help everyone better understand a bird’s life. They are not stupid, and we are not kings of nature…
The Black Stork Ciconia nigra is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread, but rare, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related White Stork. It is seen in pairs or small flocks—in marshy areas, rivers or inland waters. The Black Stork feeds on amphibians and insects.
This stork is a strong migrant, wintering in tropical Africa and India. A broad-winged soaring bird, the Black Stork is assisted by thermals of hot air for long distance flight, although are less dependent on them than the White Stork. Since thermals only form over land, storks, together with large raptors, must cross the Mediterranean at the narrowest points, and many Black Storks can be seen going through the Bosporus. They fly approximately 100 to 250 km a day with daily maxima up to 500 km.
The storks migrate from the middle of August to the end of September. They return in the middle of March. About 10 percent of the western storks choose the passage Sicily – Cap Bon, Tunisia. The common route goes over Gibraltar. Many birds are fly around the Sahara next to the coast. Most birds are wintering in the wetlands of Nigeria or Mali. The eastern birds take the route Bosphorus-Sinai-Nile to Africa. Birds that summer in Siberia winter in northern and northeastern India.

 

Great thanks to Looduskalender (as the broadcast rights holder) for webcams and bird monitoring.
Installed in Estonia.supported by EENet

 

 

 

 

 



32 thoughts on “Black Stork live webcam”

  1. Hello! We have just release two live webcams: a nest of black redstart and a Barn Swallow. Here the link http://www.birdcenter.org/es/home/webcams

  2. chefguymt says:

    Why did the male throw out a newly-laid egg today? The pair had mated a lot the past 2 days.

  3. Ana says:

    Black Stork arrived. He is with us! :yahoo: 2014 season is open. ;-) :sunny:

  4. Elivanarya says:

    :chick: :chick: :heart:
    I could not see all eggs yesterday and I was a bit worry.
    :yes: Today, I can see all three eggs, and two chicks. In Picture Mom and most visible two babies. :heart:
    :sunny: :chick: :chick: :sunny:

  5. Elivanarya says:

    :sunny:
    A picture of those wonderful chicks.

  6. Marilynn says:

    Where is this nest located?

    1. unavita says:

      In Estonia.

  7. Marilynn says:

    I just became aware of this nest and find it fascinating. Where exactly is it located?

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