black stork on nest with chicks.

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5 years 1 month ago #78752 by arty
arty created the topic: black stork on nest with chicks.

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5 years 1 month ago #78761 by Doug
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Awesome.


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5 years 1 month ago #78802 by docandy
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Wow what a privilaged sighting! :D

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5 years 1 month ago #78807 by arty
arty replied the topic: Re: black stork on nest with chicks.
yes it was, i had to promise the farmer in ellisras that i would not give out the location of the nest.he says the storks have been nesting there for 10 years. i wonder if the chicks come back to nest or if the adults actually live that long.

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5 years 1 month ago #78814 by docandy
docandy replied the topic: Re: black stork on nest with chicks.
I think the adult birds are quite long lived and territorial so it is probably the adults. If one dies it is replaced but the remaining territorial bird continues to occupy the same territory and possibly the same nesting site. Lets hope that the chicks survive and occupy safe territories of there own in the area. The only other nesting pair that I know of is in the Magaliesberg. I hope the secret remains intact for a long time. :D

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