White storks' counting in 2019 saw an absolute record - for the first time, a seven-chicken nest, located in the village of Horodnic de Sus, the County of Suceava (northeast), on Friday informs the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) in a release sent to AGERPRES. So far, says the communique, the SOR database recorded nests with six chickens, yet this is the first one with seven chickens.
Three storks, a jackal and an owl, which were injured and had been under treatment for a long time at the Lisinia Wildlife Protection and Rehabilitation Center in the southern province of Burdur, have been released back into the wild.
Storks have flown back to their nest with the arrival of spring, after their nest was moved last year from the roof of a middle school to the roof of an elementary school in the central Anatolian province of Sivas. Due to safety reasons, the 35-year-old nest was carefully moved to its new spot with a crane.
German research, led by Dr. Andrea Flack of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, has found that white storks are changing their migratory behavior. In the past, they were known to breed from Europe to north-west Africa and western Asia. Now, however, the birds are flocking to rubbish dumps where junk food can easily be found.