ONE TRUE LOVE
This is the most romantic story one can imagine - about true love, dedication and faithfullness...and goodness in human heart, that already touched souls of many people in my country. This is story about 7 years long love between two beautiful birds and story about one great man who takes care about them with full heart and soul.
15 years ago female stork Malena ("the little one") was hurt by Italian hunters, her wing never fully recovered so she cannot fly any more. Since this accident, she was adopted by one loving man (Stjepan Vokic) who saved her life and who takes care about her all these years. Malena became special member of his family. Stjepan is not rich guy, he even had to cancell his cellphone to have enough money to feed Malena during the winter but he loves this bird so much that no sacrifice is difficult to him. This highly sensitive and intelligent creature certainly has special place in his warm heart.
8 years ago, Malena fell in love and found partner of her life, whom Stjepan gave name- Rodan. Couples of storks never separate - they live in monogamous relationships. Every autumn Rodan is temporary living her, because he flies away with other storks to Africa (Malena cannot do that any more because of broken wing). Of course, every springtime on exact same day and at same time (!) he faithfully comes back. For weeks before his return she is impatiently waiting for him on the roof, preparing the nest ...even watching video with two of them (!!!)
When happy couple finally meets, there is no end to joy and various expressions of love...till autumn does not bring painful moments of separation again. Rodan is not easily living his Malena and she is sad for weeks after he flyes away.
These two beautiful birds already raised up 32 little storks in last 8 years.
Several days ago, before Malena´s Rodan returned, all TV stations and many newspapers in Croatia presented us this beautiful story...after that, many of us were in hearts and thoughts waiting together with Malena the day when her dearest one will come back, while flying in mind together with him, supporting him and sharing her impatience and care. Yesterday we heard on the news that Rodan is back again so their love story can happily continue fulfilling hearts of many people with joy .
Links to my Health Hubs
- Birds Of Britain - Monthly Web Magazine for Birdwatchers
Birdwatching web magazine. Birdwatchers illustrated guide to British birds, mystery bird quiz, feature articles, nature reserves, bird clubs.
- Guided Birding, index of birdwatching guides for all your birding trips
Find here a birding guide for your next birdwatching trip. All the bird guides of the world linked at one website. International Birding guide register. Escorted birding tours. Find a local birding guide. Birding Guide index, Bird Guide Directory, Co
- Your online guide to birds and bird watching, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Use our Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about the life history, listen to the sounds, and watch bird behavior on video--the most comprehensive guide to North American birds
- Bird Watching Habits, Learn About Backyard Birds
Bird watching Information about the nesting, feeding, and mating habits of North American backyard birds
- Birdwatching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Birdwatching Dot Com - About Wild Birds and Birding
Birdwatching is your lifetime ticket to the theater of nature. Here are birding tips, software and CDs, birding binoculars and scopes, books, videos, stories and lore.
- The RSPB
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone. We depend on the goodwill and financial support of people like you.
- Stork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia