Sigulda Municipality (Grāfs and Grāfiene)

documenting the life on streamed black stork nests
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30 July

09.01 A great tit visits the nest.

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09.46 Grafs arrives calling. He is excited, arranging nest material.
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He rests in the nest.

11.40 Grafs gets excited again and starts calling.
He flies out.

11.41 Back again, calling.
11.42 He is in a hurry and flies out.

11.50 Grafs is back, calling.
11.51 Another black stork flies past.
11.51 Grafs pursuits the intruder.
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14.32 Grafs is back. He arrived silently.
He is resting in the nest.
16.30 Grafs sees someone. He is looking around.
16.31 He starts calling and looks up.

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16.33 Grafs flies out.

16.35 He is back, excited and singing.
16.37 Out again.

16.40 He arrives calling loudly.
16.41 Out.

16.43 Grafs is back, calling.
16.43 He leaves almost immediately.
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July 31

09.28 Grafs arrives. Is he being attacked from above?
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after landing he immediately bends down
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and puffs the neck feathers!
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He looks around at first, then calms down and rests in the nest.

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12.22 Grafs leaves.
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Grafs hasn't been in the nest for a week now. I have been checking the camera every day, but no visits from Grafs or any other bs.. :?
Will we see him again?
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August 31
Hello everyone :-)

this stork seems to me not familiar to this nest (something scared him?)
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What a surprise!

The nest has been emty for a month.
But this visitor is not Grafs. The bill is very dark.

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stork is clattering with the bills (= intimidation)

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btw. Madli, I must go right now to VET
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Good PS :)
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Beauty
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The stranger found an old feather, but dropped it out from the nest.
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14.49 The stork looks up and seems more nervous than before.
The weather has turned very windy. The trees are swaying back and forth.
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14.52 The stork leaves.
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