I apologize if I do not answer immediately.
Because my day starts at 04:00 am and I have no internet in my room. But I try always to find WI-FI stations...
Before I will still collect all the things.
Then I can make a better impression about the situation.
No matter whether a German, Austrian, Israeli, Polish, Czech or.... guy - important is the message. The mistakes that were made in Israel over the years must be eliminated!
In November 2012 - I will create a comprehensive working paper with practicable proposals and solutions.
"A completely unnecessary death of birds in cover nets over fish ponds in Israel - As an example the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in the Jordan & Bet Shean Valley autumn survey 2012"
All Data and images are subject to data privacy. They are also not up to the publication of my paper citation reference.
In the meantime I have to report other cases in nets.
From 05. October all new stories please again at the bottom....
Updated Black Stork "cover net survey":
25. October 2012 - Jordan/ Bet Shean Valley (checked all data)
44 cases by Black Stork in cover nets!!
- death in the net: 21
- rescued: 23, unfortunately, thereof the Latvian BS "0CMU" died during the transport. It was his second net touch in two days... to much stress.
A new bad story... Slowly is dwindling my powers....
|My baby number 17 in two weeks! Fish ponds Kfar Ruppin - 03. October 2012 - © C. Rohde|
|After his release. He's fine. The ring code is "ME28" (2. cy).|
|Dead Black Stork one in 1. cy - Kfar Ruppin, 03. October 2012|
|Dead Black Stork two in 2. cy. - Kfar Ruppin, 03. October 2012|
|The everyday life... I found this BS just before sunset on 02. October near Newe Ur. The day before a case on the same place. Then I brought him to Nir David (zoo) - a long working day is finished.|
Location of the tragedy - Newe Ur - 30.09.12
No chance - Young one!
Another big problem are the unprotected pylons in Israel!
Newe Ur - 30.09.12 © C. Rohde
A main problem is the abrupt drives by fishermen and birdwatchers along the net ponds. The birds get great panic, fly down into the net.....
A fisherman comes with a car driven very fast. The birds get panic. An adult BS stays in net. The fisherman does not register such cases - or he will not...
Great stress, especially adult BS, they are very aggressive during the rescue.
Five minutes after the rescue. The BS is okay and take off later...
"0CMU" after the second net touch.
Completely weakened - he needed to the care station. Unfortunately, he died during the drive. The long trips to the station are also a problem.
The circumstances are not optimal. Cement ground.. Further deficits..
|The almost daily picture....|
|My equipment. The floating mat I "borrowed" me... Like a combat diver in GDR times. It's not funny anymore.|
Drama of 26. September. Two dead BS plus rescued one BS.
Unfortunately I did not write the time to detail.
But now I have but some news from the guerrilla front...
Everything starts with a mesh size of 10, 13,5 or 15 cm. The first death sentence.
When used herein a distance of 2 cm. then is helped the most birds. More material - but not a problem in Israel, the land of waste in the wrong place...
The precise facts and suggestions I come to finish my tour.
|Besides a second juv. Black Stork.|
|One day later, I'm too late. The same pool. 23.09.12 - Gesher ponds - © C. Rohde|
The Night Heron has the largest death rate in the nets. Right the dead Black Stork. 23.09.12 - © C. Rohde
|Sloppy economy. The nets can be removed. But as the GDR era... I addressed these things again and again. But now must be simply be acted. 23.09.12, Newe Ur ponds - © C. Rohde|
|Black Stork in the second calendar year. The list gets longer and longer. The eyes are watering and my heart hurt. Newe Ur ponds on 24.09.12 - © C. Rohde|
|The deadly mesh size of 13,5 cm......|
Compared to the nets is the jackal like a joke for Black Storks. Border to Jordan - 23.09.12 - © C. Rohde
Just for the muse. Landing to the roost place - 23.09.12 - © C. Rohde
|This Black Kite has the rescue indeed still released - Newe Ur - 30.09.12 - © C. Rohde|
|1. cy Black Kite in Kfar Ruppin - 05. October 2012 - © C. Rohde|
So I can not find any more birds....
They did say that the birds are to be picked up by rangers - but then it goes a long way to Tel Aviv...Holidays should then be not be..but the half October consists of holidays in Israel...
|What could us say the image. Not a good future for the protection of the Storks and Herons in Israel... (cover nets, power lines and kind of pylons). It's my opinion - It rust everywhere!|
|My private hospital!|
|My last handover for album near Nir David - 05. October 2012|
|I hope my last baby - here before the mudslinging...... - Newe Ur - 11.10.12 - © C. Rohde|
|After his release... for me, a successful conclusion after 3,5 weeks hard and difficult job...|
TIME FOR A TURNING!
|My last action today, the release of this 1 cy. Black Kite (number six by survey) at sunset. 11.10.12 - Jordan Valley - © C. Rohde|