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Old Tuesday 28th February 2017, 16:29   #1
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Natural History Shoot Advice: White Stork Nests

Hello all,

I am currently working with a natural history production company in Bristol and we are very interested in filming storks nesting on old wooden churches or other traditional buildings for our latest film. I always think birders are a great source of knowledge for shoot locations so I hope you dont mind me asking for advice

I was wondering if anyone on a recent trip to Romania has seen any large, old stork nests in a traditional environment. These nests can grow to quite a large size if undisturbed and I have heard reports that large nests can harbour sparrow and starling nests, this is exactly what we are looking to shoot, ancient nest sites that are in harmony with the traditional location and also supporting other life.

If anyone had a tip off for the above, or knows any good bird guides in Romania, I would be very grateful.


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Old Wednesday 8th March 2017, 10:49   #2
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Not what you're looking for, but I also found that interesting: a nest on a Soviet WW2 monument in the Moldovan village Vadul lui Isac on the Romanian border. The nest had both nesting House Sparrows and Spanish Sparrows.
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Hi Niall and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I've seen Tree Sparrows nesting in Stork nests in Lithuania.

We have too excellent members who live in Roumania, crs and Cristian Mihai - I'm sure they'd be prepared to give you some information.
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