Two young storks in the Milvus Group’s care

In the backyard of the Milvus office there are two young storks. These two birds haven’t left to Africa – from different reasons – and arrived in our custody, when people who found them asked for our help. The first one has a less interesting story – it was bought by our colleague Attila Nagy, from Stremt, Alba county in 26 th October. Seems like the only reason, why this bird didn’t migrate was it’s bad condition. Since it is fed regularly, started to fly above the house (a rare site in Europe – Stork in November) returning to the backyard soon. We are happy with this, since keeps the bird in shape, for the spring release. The other stork was brought (by the team Deák Attila, Deák Borbála and Kecskés Attila) from Agnita, Sibiu County, on the 30th of September. The bird probably hit electric wires and it was kept by Munteanu Andrei form mid September. The bird can’t see with one eye – the eye was hit according to the veterinary – and misses a small part from the top of the bill. More interesting is that the bird has a metal ring on the right leg (B6877), according to which was ringed as young in nest, in Urziceni, Satu Mare County, on the 1 st of July 2006, by Szabó D. Zoltán. The colored ring is missing from its left leg. Our goal is to keep them in proper conditions until spring, when we will try “to place” them in a flock of non-breeding storks, which can be found every year for ex. in the Giurgeului Basin. We hope they will join the flock and go with them to Africa in the autumn.

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