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Storks nesting on the roof of the mayor of Sarralbe, in Moselle, are continuously filmed and followed around the world.
It is possible to observe storks without leaving your home. In Sarralbe, in Moselle, Maurice and Mélodie form the couple of storks the best known in the town and for good reason, the two birds have chosen to nest above the town hall, and are observed by 50,000 people per day thanks to a camera. Among the attentive spectators, we find the pupils of the village CE1 class. They learn that “mom and dad take turns brooding for 32 days“, and follow the whole process live throughout the year.
At the scientific level, this camera has also made it possible to better understand the behavior of storks. “Before we could only guess, or see in relation to a high point. There, we have our noses on it, we can see the storks 24 hours a day“, explains Dominique Klein, ornithologist. On social networks, enthusiasts comment daily on the couple’s adventures.”Every day there is a new scenario, and I never know what the end will be“, assures Maïté Bizot, resident of the Var who follows Maurice and Mélodie closely. Within a month, when the babies are born, a peak of connections is expected.