It was a special image, in May of this year. A young stork couple had built a nest on the mast that should warn Raalte-Noord for disasters. To allow the animals to rest during the breeding period, the municipality decided to silently test the alarm.
That meant that for a while on the first Mondays of the month there was no test alarm. The municipality of Raalte wanted to allow this for a while, but that will have to change next year.
That is why a stork pole has been built next to De Vogelaar primary school. The storks will soon be able to safely build a nest there. Because storks are very attached to the place where they build a nest, measures are also taken to prevent the animals from returning to their old place.
The Institute for Physical Safety, the owner of the WAS mast, will ensure that storks can no longer build a nest on the pole. Exactly how that will look like is yet to be seen. But for the coming breeding season, the adjustments to the pole must have been made.