Saturday, 22 August 2015

Storks in the field

22nd August 2105

I have written about those black and white birds before. Storks are amazing birds and so big.









The farmer was working on the field and the storks followed him looking for insects for themselves or their babies..

 Stork nests are huge: some old nests may be over 6 ft (2 m) in diameter and nearly 9 ft (3 m) in depth. They are constructed of branches and sticks and lined with twigs, grasses, sod, rags, and paper. Some nests have been in continuous use for hundreds of years . Breeding birds add to the nest each summer, with both males and females contributing to the construction.
Storks stay with one mate for the breeding season, but they do not migrate or over-winter together. If the same pair mates the next year, it is because of a strong attachment to the nesting site. The female usually lays 3–5 eggs, and both parents incubate the eggs for about one month. Young chicks are covered with white down and have black bills; their legs and bills slowly turn red as they mature.
the photos were taken on 18th August 2015 while I was cycling in the countryside..

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic to see the babies in the nest. These certainnly are very real birds. Thanks for info about them. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. They have 2 or 3 babies every year

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  2. Interesting about the storks. Gee their nests are large, but then when I come to think of it, they would have to be.

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    1. Margaretr their legs are red loook nice

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  3. Hello Gosia, I love this post on the Storks. It is so cute to see the baby storks in the nest. Great photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Interesting sharing on the storks. Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Lovely shot of the baby storklings with their parent!
    ~

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  6. Our black swans were assumed to mate for life but in recent years DNA tests have proved neither male or female are very faithful.

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  7. Love the shot with the young ones!

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  8. The photo of the family is really nice.
    Great finds and snaps!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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