Saturday, 9 August 2014

Storks - symbol of my place

8 Th August 2014

Storks are my favourite birds in the summer so I love observing them. The nest of storks there is 5 kilometres from my summer house. The nest is located on the tree next to the road.
White Stork is very popular bird in Poland. Over 23% of world population (52,000 pairs) of this bird live here in Spring and Summer. Storks are wandering birds and just before Winter they fly away to hotter countries in Africa.


Storks made strong and durable nests (in Poland mainly on electric poles). where they are coming back every year. There are known nests which are used for 400 years!!

The storks family consist of parents and two children.


Storks are huge birds. They have near 200 cm (79 in) wingspan and weight about 4 kg. They are very useful. because they feed with small field pests like mouses, voles and moles. Storks eat also small snakes, lizards, frogs and even small rabbits.


In Poland storks are deeply rooted in the culture. In the old religion it was believed, that stork takes souls to the paradise. Generally storks were believed to be birds which brings luck. Today Poles says, that storks bring children.



Goodnight from south-east Poland.The photo was taken taday at 21.30 p.m. (9.30p.m) in front of my house.

Thanks for visiting.
And visit this blog.http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com 

50 comments:

  1. how wonderful that you get to watch these beauties nest and raise young!

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  2. Interesting birds, which I don't think we have here. They are supposed to deliver new born babies in some countries.

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    1. Storks live in Europe, Asia and Africa. So you can't see in your country. They deliver babies to some people not all .It is a legend.... But it is a symbol of fertility.

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  3. I've never seen a stork's nest! Very neat photos and facts. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Stork don't live on your continent.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the photos and information about the storks. I love all of your photos.

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    1. You are welcome. It's pleasure when you visit my blog

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  6. I would love to watch them myself. We have wood storks in our country....but to think, having YOUR storks use the nests for the last 400 years is absolutely astounding!! Wonderful information and lovely photo shares.

    Mildred of Blackberry Lane directed me here to view. I'm happy she did. I enjoyed this post.

    If you'd like come by and add your link to this post at my bird photo blog. Other birders would truly enjoy it I'm sure.

    here's the link to my bird photos...
    http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

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    1. So you should visit me at my place in the summer and we can watch them every day.

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  7. Ok, no problem put your link. So could you put my my blog's link to yours, plaese. Greeting from sunny Europe.

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    1. You added your link....it works perfectly! Thanks for sharing on the photo blog for other birders..

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    2. So I am waiting for you with your camera.

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  8. Welcome to Anni's meme! Love your stork photos, and especially the wonderful information. The fact that storks have been part of the culture in Poland for so long is something I had no ide4a about, and am glad to know. We have the story here in America too about the stork bringing new babies, and I can bet it originated in Europe, especially Poland and came over with immigrants! That also is very great to learn!

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    1. So I hope you can visit my blog more often so you have learned much more about my culture.

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  9. Wonderful birds! They don't nest in Finland, but they are sometimes seen during migration.

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  10. Yes, you are right. Greetings from Poland.

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  11. Great photos and a really huge stork population.

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  12. Interesting regarding the storks..

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  13. Great pics and very informative.. We have the tale of storks bringing the babies too. I am stopping by via Blackberry Lane blog...she ask us to come visit.. I have enjoyed visiting with you.. Blessings!

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  14. I have learned a lot from you blog. It is great to see all the stork pictures.

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  15. Thanks for sharing about the storks in Poland, I enjoyed it very much:)

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  16. Wonderful to see the storks...I had a vague memory of a children's story I once read to my classroom...The Wheel on the School...fun story based in The Netherlands. You made Mildred's day with the beautiful postcards!

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  17. Hi! I'm here from Mildred's! Those storks are amazing! So nice to visit you!

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  18. Hi! I've come from Mildred's blog. This was very interesting. It reminds me of a book I enjoyed as a child about a stork that nested on a school house. Nice to meet you!

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  19. I am visiting from Mildred's blog. I don't think I have ever seen a stork. Beautiful photos.

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  20. Hello there! I am visiting from dear Mildred's blog :) Your photos are lovely and were so enjoyable to look at.

    Have a wonderful week! Hugs and blessings!

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  21. HELLO AMERICANS BLOGGERS T
    Thanks all for visiting my blog. I hope so you will visit me again in a short time. Greetings from my place. Maybe one day you can see storks personally . You are welcome

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  22. What an interesting post. I remember my dad telling me about the storks where he lived. I think it's storks I see migrating in spring and autumn here in Germany. They make a lot of noise as they fly over. When someone has a baby here in Germany, they put a 3D image of a stork outside their house.

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    1. Yes , I have seen it while I was staying in Germany.Greetings.

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  23. Beautiful photos! I've seen you around and about at other blogs, glad I finally stopped by. Storks have always fascinated me although, of course, I've never seen any personally.

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    1. So , nice to meet you. Greetings from Poland. Have a nice day.

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  24. Hello Gosia, it is so neat to watch the stork at the nest and to raise their young.. Awesome photos! Love the moon shot too. Have a happy day!

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  25. i found your blog thrue other bloggers..i will be visitng more...nice blog

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  26. I just found your blog via another blog. I LOVE it. I just may have to sign up to follow you. Would love to have you as a follower as well. I'm in the U.S.A. (Montana).

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    1. It is a pleasure to meet you online. In the future maybe face to face.

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  27. P.S. I found your blog via "Blackberry Lane".

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  28. beautiful storks.. they are a little different than ours here in Florida USA. came here from Blackberry Lane

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Mybe different from Florida. I don't know.

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  29. Hi. What a nice blog post, and beautiful picture too!
    I am visiting from Mildred's blog, and I'm glad to meet you.

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  30. Nice blog. I was recommend to come here. Glad I have. I will be back. I got educated today on your Storks.

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    1. You are welcome. Nice to have much more friends from different parts of our world.

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  31. 400 years to the same nest??? That is absolutely amazing! I wonder how they know this. Carbon dating on feathers in the nest?

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