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It's been awhile... a stork's nest on our village church!

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by HarmanKardon, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. HarmanKardon

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    I have just taken these pictures (not the first one) - enjoy!

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  2. HarmanKardon

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    By the way - this Tympanon on the church is more than 900 years old, and the church as well...


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  3. quaddriver

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    is a stork nest one of the signs of the pocky-clipse?
     
  4. Mystic

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    More like hope and good luck. It's considered a (rare) privilege to have a stork nest atop you home, business, or any other structure for that matter.
     
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  6. HarmanKardon

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    In Germany (and probably elsewhere as well ) the stork is a symbol for a fortunate birth, and fertility in general.


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    Congratulations!
     
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    That is pretty cool. No storks in the wild here in North America to my knowledge.
     
  9. quaddriver

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    get that the frig away from my house then! in the US, the squirrel nest is a sign of misery, pestilence and general bad moods!

    I wonder if the old vlasic pickle commercials, for those old enuf to remember, linked to that cuz the pregnant woman supposedly wanted pickles and the stork itself looked kinda delivery-ish?

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  10. Bucky Badger

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    That's really cool. Thanks for sharing these pics.(beautiful church too)
     
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    Ha ha! Coincidentally I'm sure, but I have found this to be true.
     

     

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  12. Dave_1962

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    I've never seen a stork
     
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    Well, we do have the beautiful Wood Stork! Saw one eat a 2 ft water moccasin a couple years ago

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  15. Ilikevinyl

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    Thanks for those photos, Chris! :thumbsup: Beautiful church, looks like your having nice Spring weather.
     
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    Very cool, Chris. Thanks for sharing those photos.

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  17. HarmanKardon

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    Update: A falcon stole one of the four babies last weekend. The picture has been taken by somebody who has access to the spire/roof.

    The stork family has been attacked repeatedly by kestrels.

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  18. Grenadeslio

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    Move to Florida, we have plenty lol.

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    Saw a Sand Hill Crane eat a large King Snake, didn't know snakes were on their diet, also never saw one run so fast as when he/she spied that snake lol.

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  20. old_tv_nut

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    Thanks for the photos, Chris. I knew they are a token of good luck, but didn't know how rare they are and what enemies they have.
     
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