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Podcast Episode 2: The White Stork

In our second episode we explore the lives of the white storks nesting at Knepp Wildland which have featured on Springwatch this month.

The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large charismatic bird that is the focus of a project to re-establish a breeding population in the south-east of England. Charlie Burrell, Knepp landowner; Lucy Groves, White Stork project officer; and Kirsty Richardson, stork volunteer, join us in this episode to share their enthusiasm for the project whilst we get up close to these beautiful birds on the nest and also in their enclosure.

Enjoy the sound of the storks bill clattering and fly with us as we carry out a nest monitoring drone flight.

Penny recording Charlie carrying out the drone monitoring drone flight

For more information about the project please visit the White Stork Project website or follow on Twitter @projectstork

And if you’d like to join in on a virtual white stork walk please go on our Knepp Wildland Safaris website to purchase your front row seats.

Stork parents at the nest, with three chicks!

This podcast wouldn’t have been possible without the support of some very talented people so many thanks go to: Lia Brazier for the beautiful artwork, Mat Davidson for the wonderful music and the fantastic Ian Bunn for his patient editing skills.

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Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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