Young storks again in Dutch Limburg, after a century


This video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

August 12 2014

For the first time in over 100 years in the south of Limburg province, young wild European white storks have hatched. This spring a pair of wild storks chose to nest on a pole at the restaurant of GaiaZOO as their ideal nesting location. They brought nesting material, various matings were seen and after a month of faithful breeding on June 1, three young storks hatched.

Almost two months later, on Thursday, July 24th, the first young stork took off, flying; the other two followed within a few days. Before they will go along with their parents on migration to Africa or to India in late August, they will still get some flying lessons. The basis for a new breeding colony of storks in South Limburg is hereby established. Filmed by Michelle Hollands.

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