Friday, July 9, 2010

SKYWATCH FRIDAY --Mama stork cools baby

This is a mother stork who appeared to be cooling her baby (babies, perhaps; but I only saw one) by beating her wings furiously above their nest. Storks are said to bring good luck to the house they nest on.

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19 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! what a great shot!
I love the way the nest is constructed.

Titania said...

A beautiful shot with Maman storch. It is always nice when birds nest near. I have a native crested pigeon couple. They are always around and nest in one of the trees. Their nest is very rudimentary. Usually they are rearing one baby, to many hazards and predators.

Kim said...

Looks like it is dancing and reminds me of native dancers here. What a shot! I love this capture. I only know of these from fairy and folk stories from childhood. It is nice to see a real one through your lens.
-Kim

Vladimir Krzalic said...

Hi Bibi,

Are You sure that this is not a baby stork practicing flying routine?
From the photo it seems that its beak is too small for an adult stork.

For the reference see some of my stork pictures taken a few weeks ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vkrzalic/sets/72157623888642856/

No matter what, it is still a great capture! Congrats!

Cheers!

-Vladimir

Leif Hagen said...

That's a fairy-tale photo of the stork! Great!
Good luck for the house but also quite a mess! Uff da!

Rajesh said...

Wow! fabulous shot.

Gaelyn said...

Maybe she was making shade.

Alexa said...

Whatever this bird is doing, you sure did get a great shot of it!

Chuck Pefley said...

Wonderful, Bibi! I don't believe I've ever seen one of these, either.

Bibi said...

Hello, Vladimir.

No, it was mom. She was feeding her baby (like I said, only saw one small one in the nest) and then a it later started flapping!

Regina said...

Wwo its amazing!

Happy SWF weekend!
"Regina"

Olivier said...

superbe et belle prise photographique

Vladimir Krzalic said...

Thanks for the explanation Bibi. Guess it's a teen mom then :)
Very small beak misguided me to think that it is an offspring in the photo.
I had a great expirience with storks as I've stumbled upon one with broken wing and leg, so i've caught it and took her to a Vet.
(photos from the previous link). All ended well. Now this mama stork has it's little babies too.

Like i've said, whatever it is - great photo you have!

Bibi said...

Thanks, Vladimir.

If you like, write me at the email link under my profile. I wanted to reply to you personally, but your link led only to your profile, but no address! :)

Daryl said...

Oh what a wonderful capture!!!!

B SQUARED said...

I thought they only delivered babies.

Liliana Holtzman said...

I love storks!

I have never seen them in the US.
Wonderful picture.
Best.

Jacob said...

A lovely photo, Bibi! But I always thought storks brought babies, not good luck!

Louis la Vache said...

What a great shot, Bibi!
You really captured the graceful motion of her wings.