The wild storks are not there yet, but there is a lot going on in the zoo! Terror prevails on the Storchenwiese! 3 couples have been living there more or less harmoniously for years. But this year it escalated! A very dominant couple increasingly transals the other enclosure residents.
The "terror couple" has laid its first egg in the barn.
Due to space problems (because of the foxes roaming at night we have to lock up all storks every night), we decided to temporarily relocate the "terror couple". The 2, including their egg, now live in an aviary at the wildlife sanctuary. The 2 can be seen for the visitors.
The storks probably like it in their new home, because they immediately adopted their nest and laid a second egg.
And today No.3 ...
March 31, 2018
A little later than last year, however - today the first wild stork landed on the nest at the Storchenvilla.
Stork No.1 is no longer alone! Today Storch Nr.2 appeared at the Horst. We cannot say whether it is "our" couple, because these two have neither a ring nor any special individual characteristics.
Our zoo storks are also down to business! The "terror couple" now has 4 eggs and another pair, the "pink couple" (both wearing pink colored rings), has built a nest in the barn and has already laid 2 eggs.
Egg egg ... The first egg was spotted in the stork nest on the villa!
April 13, 2018
At Villa Horst it continues cheerfully. A second egg is in the stork's nest. How many more will come?
Our villa storks are currently in the right mood. We are already counting the fourth egg in the nest.
The "terror storks" have successfully hatched their offspring. Yesterday and today a total of 3 chicks hatched.
In the past few days there have been repeated calls and e-mails about the absence of a "villa stork". All clear! Both are well and present!
07.05.2018 We are waiting! The hatching of the villa storks should start in a few days.
The 3 "terror stork pair" chicks grow and thrive. They are weighed every 3 days. The parents take excellent care of their offspring, right in front of the visitors' eyes ...
May 12, 2018
Let's start hatching! No. 1 of our villa storks hatched on time at the calculated time!
May 14, 2018
Tatataaa and No. 2 is already there !!
And on the same day, No.3 completed the family. It is now hoped that bad weather, marauding stork bachelors and no other accidents will affect our Villa Storchen family. So that all fit and healthy can start their train south in August.