Thursday, May 15, 2008
Exciting Stork News
This is going to be a really short post. I just looked at the stork nest web camera in Przygodzic. It's 6:48 a.m. here, but is just after 1:40 p.m. there. (Okay, I already forgot the exact time that the clock on the picture from Poland gave.)
I was so excited to see the adult stork stand up, showing the baby storks, all huddled together under the adult. She sat back down quickly, though. It was particularly interesting because the camera shot seemed to be closer this time.
The only way that I knew that the last egg has hatched is because of the animation at the bottom of the picture. This shows all 5 eggs have hatched.
Now, we get to watch as the babies grow and see the parents as they care for their family. I hope that they all make it this year. It's easy to get attached to the storks. They really are fascinating.
The above drawing was actually done last year. There was rain that day and the adult stork was protecting her little ones while she seemed to draw herself ( I guess it was a she. I still don't know how you tell Mama from Papa Stork!) into a ball, while still providing shelter for the little ones.
I used a $314 Draughting Pencil to do this drawing on acid free drawing paper.
Remember that, if you are interested in purchasing one of my stork drawings, I will donate part of the procedes to the school in Ustron that has been sponsoring a web cam that we enjoyed so much last year.
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