Monday, 18 May 2009

Blacksmith Lapwing - Vanellus armatus

Africam, Nkorho pan cam,

White Stork -Ciconia ciconia - Λευκοπελαργός

Aktion Pfalzstorch-Zeiskamermuehle

Empty nest

Aktion Pfalzstorch-Bornheim 1,

Hello Amanda ..I decided to reply to your question on the main blog to inform more friends of this blog about the Stork nest 1 at Bornheim in Germany.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any news at Martin's blog so I can't tell what exactly happened ...It looks like all chicks have died but I don't know what is the reason...Maybe a mold (?) as it happened in another stork nest, I watched some years before from Germany too..I suspect they need some time to find out what happened..Yesterday evening the adults dropped the dead chicks outside of the nest maybe they can check the remains so to have the exact cause of the disaster.

It is very sad we missed the chicks ..It is the second year we failed to see young birds at this nest..At the previous year the eggs failed to hatch and now all the chiks died ..

But this is nature never know what will happen at last ...Happy stories and sad stories. We must be just observers ..and not be so much emotional attached with what we watch ..but I know it is difficult ..

I watch cams many many years and I saw it happens many times before ...but although it is sad, next year you can see a new start ..and this is the most amazing thing in nature ..Just a cycle that never ends ..everything continoues ...and smiles comes after the tears ...This is the life ..the life of birds, the life of lions, the life of all of us ...Thank you for asking :)