By our contributor tina meier
zentbechhofen – every day, the children in the zentbechhofen kindergarten near the parish hall admire the storks nesting on it. The joy is particularly great because after about twenty years a pair of storks has finally settled in centbechhofen again.
Last year, stork father edmund lenz, in cooperation with the fire department of hochstadt, renewed the nesting pad and transformed the old eyrie into the home of the pair of birds, with visible success now. Another reason to be happy are the two young storks, which are expected to be ready for flight in mid-july.
Watching the growing storks and seeing the parents fly back and forth is very pleasing to the local residents. This is reported by maria rub, who lives right next door to the parish house.
Bettina utzmann played a key role in the renovation of the horn. She describes how this has also strengthened the community in the village: people meet, exchange observations and everyone looks after the animals, which hardly show any shyness. "The storks simply belong to it", she enthuses "i hope they will come again next year."
she also describes how the stork pair has to defend their nest against other storks again and again. With so much interest, there’s no need to worry about the nest standing empty for years again.
Edmund lenz is planning an information day at the kindergarten in the near future to tell the children something worth knowing about their new neighbors. He would have liked to show them the little storks up close, but this will not be possible due to the airy location of the nest. With his commitment to the storks, he wants to infect the children: "after all, they are the future."