The first egg in the Oriental stork nest for the International Bird Day
It is a great reality show for all bird lovers! This year the AmurInfoCenter web portal is providing a great opportunity to observe Oriental stork life moments starting from the arrival from the “winter apartments”, laying eggs, raising chicks up to the moment of migration.
In the mid of March specialists of NGO AmurSEU started fixing the first online cameras on electrical transmission towers near Tambovka village in Amurskaya Province. Last week, in cooperation with the provincial administration of protected areas, four cameras were fixed in two nests (one on artificial pole, another on a tree) in Berezovsky Wildlife Refuge to observe the nest from different angles. With this, on the eve of the International Bird Day all six cameras are streaming online the reality show “Watch the Oriental stork online”. In 2018, this experience was implemented in one nest in Tambovka village.
According to Anton Sasin, specialist of the AmurSEU, who fixed cameras in the nests, “Intrigues in the bird family started right after their arrival to the nest they used last year. We keep watching this pair online. And again the third stork is interfering their life, just like a year ago. It could be the ex, or just a competitor fighting for the female or for the nest. Last year the father-stork decided not to have chicks and threw all the eggs out of the nest… Let’s see what happens this year.”
And here it is – a surprise! The first egg is delivered right for the International Bird Day. According to Yury Gafarov, director of AmurSEU, the pair nesting here is being regularly observed since 2009. It keeps successfully breeding every year. By the way, this nest was found in 2004 and it is one of the oldest nests in the province.