The nest of a stork is very large. The branch nest usually makes the stork high in a tree, but you'll probably see it right away. It's big, because the stork is also a big bird. The female lays 3-5 eggs, which hatch after about 5 weeks. The youngsters are fed by both parents for more than 8 weeks. Then they fly out and go into the wide world themselves.
Photo: Iva Beam (Pixabay)
You often see storks in the neighborhood where people live. They also like to make their nest on buildings of the people.
In the popularly or from the fantasy stories, it is also the stork that pricks the mother's belly, bringing new happiness/life in the form of a baby. And that is why there is often a wooden stork in the garden when a child is born.
And what do storks actually eat? That's quite different, because they eat a lot, think of mice, frogs, moles and insects of all kinds. But they also eat small young birds, little lizards, worms and even eat out of our waste.
Around 1975 the stork had almost disappeared in our country! Fortunately, they came up with rescue plans, so that this beautiful bird did not die out here in the Netherlands. Now you come across them almost “near bushes", if you look closely around you. Is there a stork's nest to see with you? With us outside the city, there are several nests to see, if you know where they return to yearly. Very special to see a happy couple in every year!