Pump Station Bream 231

Since I moved to Friesland 24 years ago the stork has recovered from the earlier severe decline in numbers which was due to the loss of suitable habitat. In the last 20 years, marshland restoration, reintroduction projects and the erection of platforms on high poles for storks to nest has led to a notable increase in the numbers of storks.

There are now approximately 750 breeding pairs in the Netherlands. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pump Station Bream 229


6 responses

  1. They look very good in B & W – a reminder that colour isn’t the only option! RH

    June 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • I usually opt for B&W when dealing with black and/or white birds as I usually can achieve better results. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks RH ! ๐Ÿ™‚

      June 14, 2014 at 9:59 pm

  2. It’s really nice to hear a success story and see great photos of these birds , hopefully the White Storks will return to breed in the UK one day soon!

    June 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    • Thanks Scottie ! I hope they will too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      June 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

  3. Wow! What lovely birds and brilliant images and I like your use of black and white, it brings out the detail.

    June 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

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