Too big, too awkward, too funny, ‘our’ Vic

160613 BC 18h39 45a+++

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, this is ‘Vic’
‘Vic’, short for Victory, it’s the nickname that we’ve chosen for the eldest of the chicks, the only one of the three to survive the terrible rainstorms that raged on the Loiret region at the beginning of June.

Victory of the instinct for survival, of the survival of the fittest that nature can offer when the elements blindly league together against life.

Victory of Sylva and Titom that bravely did their best during the crisis to at least save the least vulnerable of their young.

But this was also the Victory of the Mardié team that made following their battle possible through the live webcam coverage. Putting this naturalist website, unique in France, on line in just 15 months and with very little resources compared to equivalent projects. Putting this naturalist website, unique in France, on line in just 15 months and with very little resources compared to equivalent projects. By bringing together brains and muscle, advanced technology and voluntary work with no media coverage and without any public financial support we overcame obstacles and were finally ready just two days before the arrival of the first bird from migration.

In return, we received the enthusiasm of the public that we were so hoping for. In less than three months we have responded to over 460 comments (not one was negative). 31 000 viewers looked at 283 000 pages of the website during 131 000 visits.

Finally, it’s a Vic