Friday, 20 January 2017

Storks - symbol of Spring

21st January 2017

 Over 30 thousand couples of storks arrive in Poland every year, at the end of March. About one third of the whole European population of storks live in Poland, the last country in which they appear in such big numbers. In the West white storks are at the edge of extinction. There are about 3 thousand storks in Germany, 318 in Austria, and as little as only 30 in the whole territory of France. 15 thousand storks live in Ukraine and 10 thousand couples in Belarus. Belgian and Sweden do not have any storks at all, while Switzerland has started to import them from Algeria.


I am waiting for them. Photo was taken by me in the countryside last August..

14 comments:

  1. I hope they arrive soon. And that they avoid extinction.

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  2. That's a good number in your country and in Ukraine. Plenty to deliver the babies. I suppose in times of war and hunger they were a food source.

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    1. Andrew they are amazing birds.. and so great

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  3. I love them too. According to European folklore, the stork is responsible for bringing babies to new parents :-) In the Netherlands we have around the 850-950 nesting pairs.

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    1. Jeddija in Poland we also believe they deliver babies..

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  4. I will be looking forward to the storks photos.

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  5. That is an amazing number of storks!

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    1. I do not know why but they love my place and always come back to the same nests

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  6. Now that would be a terrific sight to see when they come

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  7. I didn't know that Poland was a favourite holiday spot for the storks. Hope they arrive soon so you can get some photos.

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    1. Of course I am going to take as many photos as I can..

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