Monday, May 28, 2012

White Stork, Circonia ciconia

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, with chicks, La Camargue, Bouche de Rhone, France. These are native to Europe and Africa, with much of the Mediteranean population Wintering in Africa. Eggs typically hatch in about a month and fledglings leave the nest within another two months. This is the same stork that is portrayed carrying in new children in North America (where it ironically it is not native). It is considered good luck to have a stork nest on your roof by many.

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