Hatching stork chicks

White stork chicks are hatching at the Wetlands. When they are old enough they will move to Skåne in the South of Sweden and be released into the wild.

The stork has always been surrounded by urban legend. It was long believed that a stork’s nest on the roof prevented a house catching fire, and the stork is known as the bringer of babies.

Storks forage by walking back and forth in wetlands, using their long beaks to pick up insects, amphibians and lizards. The only sound a stork makes is when it throws back its head and clatters with its beak. This is used as a greeting, to defend the nest and in mating

The storks migrate to Africa in the autumn and the young return when they are sexually mature at four years old.