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Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens – Excitement as White Storks Nest on Hall Chimney – Great Yarmouth

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens – Excitement as White Storks Nest on Hall Chimney – Great Yarmouth
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White Storks (Ciconia ciconia).  THWG. 2014

White Storks (Ciconia ciconia). THWG. 2014

Excitement is mounting at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens near Great Yarmouth. A pair of white storks has built a nest on one of the hall’s 18th century chimneys. The white storks, part of the Wildlife Gardens’ collection will, it is hoped, be the first pair to successfully breed in the UK for the first time in 600 years from a traditional stork nest.

The white stork breeds mainly in continental Europe, migrating to Africa in winter. The birds nest close to human habitation, often creating their nest on a chimney, rooftop or telegraph pole. The white stork is not a UK resident, although storks do visit our shores every year.

Ken Sims, Director of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, said: “We gave the storks a helping hand, by building a structure for their nest on the hall’s front chimney, but they turned their back on our handiwork and have built their own nest on one of the rear stacks. They have definitely mated and are very busy, so we’ll be keeping a close eye over the next month or so to see if they begin feeding activities, which will mean that chicks have arrived.”

“We attempted to encourage stork breeding in 2008, but sadly the male stork flew into a powerline and died, so we are hoping to have more success this time. It will be a day for great celebration if our storks manage to breed successfully in their traditional way.”

In 1416, a pair of white storks nested on Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral. More recently, in 2004, a pair attempted to nest on a pylon in West Yorkshire.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is at Filby near Great Yarmouth, t. 01493 369477, www.thrigbyhall.co.uk. The Wildlife Gardens open every day at 10am.

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