On March 29, in Beregovo, the ornithologist Leonid Pokrytyuk began to make a nest of branches. He placed the nest at a height of about 10 meters on an old tree. Such artificial nests attract birds and are designed to expand the nesting area of ​​storks.

Nests on trees should be placed on cut dry tops or at the base of a thick side branch. Branches should be pruned around. The basis for nesting can be used on a board or an old wheel. You can use anything with what is at hand. If the tree ends at the top with a branch of several small branches, you can cut them near the fork. Segments of these branches are a meter long and are nailed to the remaining knots. A few more branches or boards are nailed to the frame thus obtained from above, which will be the support for the nest.

There are whole programs to fix such nests in the EU. They are placed on electric posts, or even on specially fixed holders. Naturally, most nests are on tall trees. Constructions of artificial nests for white storks, fixed on the roofs of houses. It’s interesting that a stork’s nest can weigh from 250 to 500 to 600 kg.

The staff of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies is sincerely grateful to our partner Leonid Pokrytiuk for his interesting ideas and dedicated hard work in the direction of a responsible attitude to the bird world. The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of  Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU).

Informational Service of IRCEF

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