White stork

 
John Hansford
 
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06 August 2020 23:23
 

Still present this afternoon and showing well, apparently it left the field late afternoon though after I had departed?

 
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05 August 2020 18:30
 

Thank you John. Although I haven’t seen the bird yet, I sent the details of the ring which you posted on the Forum to the White Stork Project, and they replied: ‘GB35 is a male who is approximately 2.5 years old, he originally came to us in 2018 from Warsaw Zoo in Poland after being injured in the wild as a juvenile and rehabilitated.  He joined the other storks here in one of our satellite pens in East Sussex before being released earlier this year.  He was seen near Dartford, Kent, on 24th July after spending time near the release site in East Sussex.  I had a sighting of a stork near the River Cary on 30th July but no confirmed ID which, from other sightings coming in, could well have been him.  He spent the night on a rooftop in Shepton Mallet on 31st July before being reported by yourself yesterday’.

 
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05 August 2020 14:12
 

If you walk past the old mill along the footpath towards Batcombe over the first little footbridge  
The stork was in the mowed field to the right near the small lake also in the next field on the right the others-side of the leat.

 
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05 August 2020 07:41
 

John O,
I would like to see the White Stork. Could you give directions, as I’ve looked around Spargrove and couldn’t find it. Thank you.

 
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04 August 2020 21:13
 

White stork has GB35 on left leg

 
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04 August 2020 11:53
 

The Stork was in Coleford on Friday and Saturday and mid afternoon on Saturday drifted off towards Cranmore.
There’s also been a Common Crane around Coleford late last week.
A photo has suggested the possibility of 2 Storks?

 
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04 August 2020 11:04
 

White stork near Evercreech has blue ring on leg not close enough to read.