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Thread subject: Only one Stork still?
Name Date Message
Marie 04/18/05 04:11 am I have only seen one stork any time I check into that German site....no eggs either as she/he stands preening this am. Any one else seen two Storks yet. Can't have eggs unless we have two storks.......... ;-))
Tay 04/19/05 03:34 am Marie I was wondering that same thing if anyone had seen two yet I thought maybe I was just missing them I have only seen one too. lol!! at cant have eggs unless we have two storks lol!!!
Celeste 04/19/05 06:17 am This morning the one stork was busy tidying up the nest and at one point was pecking at the mike. Last year I believe, a female arrived that was not the previous year's female....the pair produced eggs, and then the original female showed up, chased away the "2nd" female, destroyed the eggs and proceeded to raise a brood of her own with her "partner". I didn't pay attention to how late she was in returning to the nest however. It's difficult watching half a pair in a nest, as we know! Also, one thing that storks do if food is scarce, is deliberately reduce the size of their nest by eating their young.
Marie 04/19/05 08:19 am Yikes, Celeste those are graphic details....last time I looked in she/he was sitting on the nest looking very forlorn and broody...hope a mate shows up soon.
Tiger 04/19/05 05:52 pm Oh yes storks do not mess around. If you read back over the years you will find that there has been egg breaking almost every year and a change of female.

Also quick execution of the young when there is not enough food around.

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