The first two storks have hatched

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 12:01

The first two storks hatched in the nest of Vlaha on Tuesday morning, the 9th of May. This time the parents clutched for 36 days after the first egg was laid. Of course, the calendar is relative, as Leske laid the eggs shortly before midnight. If she had only laid them a couple of hours later, they would have been counted on a different day. Nor do we know exactly when during the night the eggshell was broken. In fact, at 6.16 a.m. the heads were already moving. So it is possible that the 34 days were only delayed by a few hours this time. 
The clutch continues, as three more eggs are due to hatch. In a few days, we will also find out if the April frost and snow have taken their toll on the first eggs.