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#Ooievaar πŸ€“ Today exactly 3 years ago I took this picture. On the one hand it is exceptional that the stork gets so close to a residential area, but on the other hand not with the knowledge that I have a pond behind the house and that at more than 4 km the stork outstation β€œDe Lokkerij"is housed.
De Lokkerij is a stork outstation, located on the Schiphorsterweg in the residential area De Schiphorst, since the last municipal redivision belonging to the municipality of Meppel, in the immediate vicinity of the havezate De Havixhorst.
The stork station was founded in 1981 by the couple Koopman, on the initiative of the Nature Conservation Association IJhorst/Staphorst.