DECORATIVE GARDEN BIRD – ORNAMENTAL NATURAL STORK FISHING

by Wollaton Hall

£35.00

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Garden Bird – Natural Stork Fishing

Product Code: 16945

Size: 45 x 34 x 84 CM

Weight: 1.02 Kg

£ 35.00

A subtle and Elegant Metal Stork

Suitable for your Garden, Patio, Balcony, Decking & Indoors.

Hand Finished using a weather resistant durable paint.

 

STORKS –

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family called Ciconiidae, and make up the order Ciconiiformes. Ciconiiformes previously included a number of other families, such as herons and ibises, but those families have been moved to other orders.

Storks dwell in many regions and tend to live in drier habitats than the closely related heronsspoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Bill-clattering is an important mode of communication at the nest. Many species are migratory. Most storks eat frogsfishinsectsearthworms, small birds and small mammals. There are nineteen living species of storks in six genera.

Various terms are used to refer to groups of storks, two frequently used ones being a muster of storks and a phalanx of storks.

Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz’s famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal‘s experimental gliders of the late nineteenth century. Storks are heavy, with wide wingspans: the marabou stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m (10 ft) and weight up to 8 kg (18 lb), joins the Andean condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds.

Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some nests have been known to grow to over two metres (six feet) in diameter and about three metres (ten feet) in depth. Storks were once thought to be monogamous, but this is only partially true. They may change mates after migrations, and may migrate without a mate.

Storks’ size, serial monogamy, and faithfulness to an established nesting site contribute to their prominence in mythology and culture.

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Wollaton Hall

Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions. Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.

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