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Black Storks in their breeding territory and on migration - New photogaphs and Videos

Black Storks are among my favorite birds. It is a privilege to any forest to host such a charismatic bird with high requirements with regard to his breeding habitat. Like in the previous years I spent a few days in the remote forests of the Eifel in southwest Germany photographing breeding Black Storks. The reproduction of the species is rather bad this year, given a long cold and rainy period in the spring. Of 35 breeding pairs in the Eifel area more than 50 percent did not suceed.

The photographs presented here were taken in several parts of the Eifel and Hunsrück forests near the German-Belgian and German-French borders as well as on migration mainly in Northern Israel.

I also took some videos. A sequence of the feeding can be seen here. Another video showing a sequence of the life of the chicks in the nest can be found here. Impressions of the breeding habitat here.

To enlarge the photographs click into the picture above. 

I am grateful for permits and help on the ground to Manfred Braun (Aufsichts- und Dienstleistungsdirekton Rheinland-Pfalz) and Karl-Heinz Heyne, the coordinator of Black Stork protection in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.