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. 🙂
June 14, 2014 | Categories: Into the Wild... | Tags: birds, Friesland, marsh, nature, Netherlands, outdoors, photography, stork, survival | 6 Comments
Most of the birds of passage have already left, the godwits, cuckoos and swifts left early…the rest are on their journey right about now like the spoonbills (above), the storks and bluethroats (below) and I shall miss them…they didn’t even say goodbye 😦 …one day I just noticed they were not there anymore…it all happens so quickly.
September 11, 2013 | Categories: Into the Wild... | Tags: Africa, birds, bluethroat, Friesland, migrating birds, nature, outdoors, photography, spoonbill, stork | 2 Comments