A nature organisation has had to step in and remove nests
The Natuurmonumenten, an organisation dedicated to promoting the natural landscape, has had to step in to relieve residents concerns after storks caused damage in Oosterhesselen (Gemeente Coevorden). Long-running efforts had previously been made to attract the birds to the Province.
A nest has been removed from the roof of the Havezate De Klencke, an historic country house in Oosterhesselen. In the past storks regularly nested and lived in the grounds of the house, and many had become tame, reports RTV Drenthe.
According to Natuurmonumenten, the storks had caused significant damage to the building, gardens and cars of residents. To replace the lost nests, two new nesting posts were placed nearby and chimney hoods were installed to prevent the birds from nesting in the house or its out-buildings again.
Last year another nesting stork had caused damage to buildings on the grounds of the house, and the remains of an old nest were consequently removed. Natuurmonumenten hopes that the storks will still use the new nesting posts instead.