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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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Old 12-06-2020, 13:24
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Just ignore me! There are 3 babies ... I thought one of them was one of the adults as they’re getting so big. Oh dear lockdown boredom is really kicking in today
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I watched for a while earlier and one of the chicks was practicing it's flying skills .
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Just ignore me! There are 3 babies ... I thought one of them was one of the adults as they’re getting so big. Oh dear lockdown boredom is really kicking in today
I get them confused as well now and can’t believe how quickly they have grown! And the parents seem to be leaving them on their own probably encouraging their independence 🙂
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According to https://www.lbv.de/ratgeber/naturwis...l/weissstorch/
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The chicks stay in the nest for 55-60 days.
After 7 weeks the chicks have reached the size of the parents.
(that'll be a bit of a squeeze in the nest)
And after 3 months they split from their parents.
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Just ignore me! There are 3 babies ... I thought one of them was one of the adults as they’re getting so big. Oh dear lockdown boredom is really kicking in today
Do not worry, I am sure that there will be many more storks than usual flying about 9 months into lockdown!!
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Does anyone know if they 'ring' the chicks before they leave? I've really enjoyed watching them develop. I'll need to remember to watch next year. It's helped get through these difficult times!
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Does anyone know if they 'ring' the chicks before they leave? I've really enjoyed watching them develop. I'll need to remember to watch next year. It's helped get through these difficult times!
I think they keep in contact via the " cloud"
Sorry, could not resist!
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Does anyone know if they 'ring' the chicks before they leave?...
I sent an email to the LBV and let you know when I get a reply.
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Thank you!
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Does anyone know if they 'ring' the chicks before they leave? ...
Got an answer from LBV:
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Ringing is not widespread in Bavaria, ...

Parts of Middle Franconia, Swabia and Upper Bavaria are ringed to answer scientific questions such as Departure direction (west or east puller) to follow.

Such ringing must take place at an age when the young are already big enough so that the ring no longer slips and is still small enough to prefer to “stand dead” instead of jumping out in the “danger” in the nest.

... However, some nests are also excluded if they e.g. could not be reached or could only be achieved with massive effort. In addition, of course, there is also the fact that the respective building owner must also agree e.g. with access to his property by a lift or building inspection with climbing from a roof hatch etc.

The chimney in Röttenbach is also a location that could only be reached with increased effort and is therefore not taken into account.
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That all makes sense. I honestly thought they would all be 'ringed' to follow them in future but I can understand why that isn't the case. They are all looking a bit bedraggled this morning!

Thank you for emailing them...
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That all makes sense. I honestly thought they would all be 'ringed' to follow them in future but I can understand why that isn't the case. They are all looking a bit bedraggled this morning!

Thank you for emailing them...
You're very welcome.

Yes, they looked very wet and miserable there are short time ago.
They has some food in the nest a short while ago, so the mood seems to have improved a little
Still looking very wet though.
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That all makes sense. I honestly thought they would all be 'ringed' to follow them in future but I can understand why that isn't the case. They are all looking a bit bedraggled this morning!

Thank you for emailing them...
Is there not a long ladder with " rungs " on it. If nest had been up a tree could have made a " trunk " call.
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Old 22-06-2020, 11:44
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Just looking at the webcam and on of the 'chicks' is testing his/her wings while the other two are asleep
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Thanks for the tip off, Rosie. Amazing sights! One of the chicks is certainly give it a 'good go'! How it doesn't fall off the edge I've no idea - my heart is in my mouth, I can hardly watch!
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