european stork in flight


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  • Location: Nowym Kamieniu, Poland
  • Source: Elmiravandrel
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing European white storks nesting in Poland. The webcam is located at a nest in Nowym Kamieniu.

More info: Storks begin arriving in Poland in late March and generally lay their eggs in late April, with hatching at the end of May. In July, the young birds start leaving the nest and by the end of August the storks are usually gone.

The female stork will lay around 3 to 6 eggs. When the chicks hatch, they are almost naked, but they quickly develop a covering of fluffy down feathers. They are altricial and need their parents to take care of them, so both parents spend alot of their time flying back and forth to the nest to provide food. Chicks can eat up to 60% of their own body weight per day.