Gudrun

Gudrun

Posted on 08/28/2016


Photo taken on August 23, 2016

1/1000 f/9.0 280.0 mm ISO 400

Canon EOS 6D

EF70-200mm f/4L USM



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Deutschland
Baden-Württemberg
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Wilhelma
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Storks (PiP)

Storks (PiP)
The Sunday Challenge (TSC): BIRDS/BIRD -Living birds, not dead or ornaments

These wild storks made our zoo "Wilhelma" their home. They enjoy the easy life with abundant food- it remains to be seen whether they will migrate to Africa in the winter. Their predecessor stayed here because she had an injured leg and got used to the comfort of her surroundings ( the silly thing once foraged for food in the middle of a big road and got hit by a car...). If you look hard you can see sparrows bottom left- they build their nests underneath the storks' nest!
Inset a wider view of the building with the nest on top.

Other wild birds living in "Wilhelma" include cormorants, grey herons, mallards (see second inset), Coots and a large number of the usual birds found in parks and gardens.

Henk Bouwers, André Delfosse, TKJ1966, Hans van Dongen and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo


91 comments - The latest ones
Yvonné Lizzy Bruni
Yvonné Lizzy Bruni
Er sieht aus, als würde er einen Freudentanz machen!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Yvonné Lizzy Bruni
Besten Dank, Lizzy! Der hat sich nur schön gemacht, das aber ausgiebig;-)
2 years ago.
©UdoSm
©UdoSm
Herrliche Aufnahmen...
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to ©UdoSm
Tausend Dank, Udo! Ich habe unendlich viele Fotos von denen;-)
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
what a great capture - well done!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Janano -
Thanks, Jan!
2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Good catch! =)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks a lot, Sami!
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
You really hit the jackpot, Gudrun! What beautiful photos (the one with the building is so pretty with great shadows.) Really nice work. :)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks a lot, Karen! I went there in the morning and counted on finding plenty of wild birds in the zoo. In the end the problem was one of choice;-)
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shots. I once saw a couple of storks at a stop on the Autobahn. Both of them walked around and got biscuits from people. They were far too used to people.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to H C
Many thanks, Harriet! This is indeed a bit of a problem, mostly it is birds who were injured and so got used to people.
2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! prima
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Proxar
Danke, Proxar!
2 years ago.
uwschu
uwschu
sehe sie nur selten bei uns.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to uwschu
Schönen Dank, Uwe! Ich habe heute auf der Heimfahrt wieder welche zwischen Fulda und Frankfurt gesehen...(Klimaanlage war in Betrieb, Zug pünktlich:-)
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh my goodness, they are HUGE! I guess to carry babies they need to be.
excellent Gudrun.. and I also love that fluffy little baby you have.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thank you so much, Wendi! Yes, they are big birds- they need to be because they eat frogs;-) It's quite amazing how many wild animals have made cities their home- they lose space in the countryside because of intensive farming but some manage the move to the city.
2 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Hmm if the storks do indeed bring human babies ... who brings the stork babies? lol
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
I've been wondering about that too, they must be stressed out between catching frogs, delivering human babies and breeding their own chicks,-)
2 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Gudrun
:)
2 years ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Stelle mir gerade die Frage wie die Beiden wohl der Hitze entfliehen, wenn Eier im Nest zu bewachen sind ?! Grüße MAIK
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to menonfire
Vielen Dank, Maik! Die gehen dann wohl abwechselnd baden, es hat genügend Teiche und den Neckar in der Nähe;-)
Außerdem hat es pünktlich zur Zugankunft heute einen Gewitterguss losgelassen...
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Wow, these are amazing birds, great shot!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to fragglerocks
Many thanks, fraggle! They aren't easily overlooked:-)
2 years ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Excellent stork shot Gudrun. They stand out well against the bright blue sky.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Graham Chance
Thank you, Graham! I went early to have the best light - later it got too hor anyway;-)
2 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
toll
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Schussentäler
Herzlichen Dank, Reinhard! Auf dem Präsentierteller;-)
2 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
pretty picture
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Michelle Ress
Thank you, Michelle!
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Suuper erwischt, auch die PiPs, besonders das Baby-Entchen - süss! :))

Im Zoo nisten sie sich gerne ein, auch bei uns - vor ein paar Jahren hatten wir sogar mal einen auf einer Tankstelle, war eine richtige Lokal-Berühmtheit, unser "Arali"! ;-DD
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Dida From Augsburg
Danke vielmals, Dida! Ich hatte so viele Fotos, dass ich nicht recht wusste, welche ich posten sollte...
Haha, Arali ist gut;-) Bei meiner Schwester in MeckPomm hatten sie mal einen verletzten Jungstorch, der überwintert hat- der hat dann bei der Eisdiele immer die Waffel-Eistüten geklaut;-)
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, what an impressive nest these beautiful birds make! A fabulous capture, Gudrun! :-))
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Valfal
Thanks a lot, Val! The nest has been there for years- it's very popular with storks;-) One year a macho male threw out the occupant male and moved in with the lady...
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Gudrun
Goodness that was an assertive macho male ... wonder how the lady stork felt about that? lol
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
She didn't protest;-)
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Oh what a great image of those storks and the two inset pictures are wonderful as well. That little fluff baby is so tweet. :)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
Thanks very much, Chris! The duck was the only fluffy baby so late in the year- most young birds were already in the less attractive in-between stage.
2 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Gudrun
Ah yes the in-between stage ... a lot like the teen age years for people. lol
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
It does pass eventually;-)
2 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Great capture, Gudrun. The nest is a great collection of sticks, no wonder the sparrows like to sublet.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to charlie b
Thanks a lot, Charlie! Yes, there must be a lot of nice sparrow sized spaces on the ground floor:-)
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
That's quite a fancy nesting spot.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Esther
Thank you, Esther! Stork prime estate;-)
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
What a great series of pictures!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thanks, Paul!
2 years ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
belles cigognes
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Gerard Perin
Merci, Gerard!
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
very nice shot of storks
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Many thanks, Wierd!
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice capture.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Roger (Grisly)
Thank you, Roger!
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
I love the three pictures here Gudrun ! Those storks have great taste, they built their nest on the top a very beautiful house ! And the little birds are very smart, having their own nest under the big one, it is a fabulous idea for protection against most of the dangers around !!!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Nylonbleu
Merci, Isabelle! Yes, they found a great place for their nest- they have a good view towards a pond, too. Sparrows seem to be intelligent- not cats will come up there...
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Lovely birds; well captured.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks, Jaap!
2 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Lovely set of images Gudrun. I especially like the one in the Notes of the little duckling. Having tried on a few occasions now to get a shot of one of these turbo-charged little fluff balls I'm most impressed with your results! :)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to autofantasia
Thank you, Paul! The little duck was hindered by all the waterlily leaves, it couldn't go as fast as it wanted;-) Nevertheless many of my photos were for the bin....
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Love the duck too :-)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Gillian Everett
Thanks, Gillian!
2 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Joli duo !!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to * Didier 85 *
Merci beaucoup, Didier!
2 years ago.
LutzP
LutzP
...ist ja clever sich im Zoo einzuquartieren. Ich sehe, du hast das mit dem 1,4 extender gemacht.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to LutzP
Schönen Dank, Lutz! Die wissen halt, wo es gut ist;-) Ja, den Telekonverter habe ich jetzt immer drauf, sonst ist das einfach zu kurz. Ich habe trotzdem noch gecroppt...
2 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Beautiful how they make their nests. Nice photograph.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Coco
Thanks, Cordia! This pair took over a ready made nest they just made it prettier;-)
2 years ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Excellently captured and an interesting building in the notes.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Roger Dodger
Thanks a lot, Roger! The buildings are 19th century "moorish" style, built in a garden for the then king.
2 years ago.
Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca
Ich liebe Störche sooo, und hier bei uns gibt es keine einzige!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Daniela Brocca
Danke, Dany! Bei uns werden es langsam wieder mehr, vor allem in den Flusstälern, die nicht so zugebaut sind.
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
nicely caught, they look great against the blue
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Amazingstoker
Thank you, stoker!
2 years ago.
**Bernadette**
**Bernadette**
er hat ganz genau gewusst das er heimlich fotographiert wird ;-)))

klasse erwischt
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to **Bernadette**
Genau, eitler Fratz;-) Danke, Bernadette!
2 years ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Superbe photo !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Hélène Lombard
Merci, Hélène!
2 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
wow, that's fabulous !!!
cute baby duck too :))
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thank you, Diane! I was spoilt for choice this time:-)
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
Störche sind so toll! Hast Du super schön eingefangen.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Chrissy
Herzlichen Dank, Chrissy! Es tut gut, in Deutschland wieder mehr Störche zu sehen.
2 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A wonderful shot Gudrun.

An excellent image, thank you very much for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jeff Farley
Thank you, Jeff!
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admirable et bien rendue +++++
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci beaucoup, Mailk!
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Ausgesprochen edles Plätzchen, das die beiden hier zum Nestbau haben.
Sehr orientalisch - hat was von "Kalif Storch".
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Heidiho
Merci vielmals, Heidi! Das Gebäude nennt sich Damaszenerhalle:-) König Wilhelm wollte sich damals in seiner eigenen Alhambra ergötzen, heute freut's die Störche und Besucher....
2 years ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Fantastisch! Ich habe jetzt auch mal freie Störche gesehen und gar nicht gedacht das sie sooo groß sind!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Doris Weißschnur
Danke, Doris! Ja, die sind verblüffend groß:-)
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Maurischer Unterbau fuer's Nest, sehr nobel!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sonja
Gell, die haben beste Wohnlage;-) Danke, Sonja!
2 years ago.