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Algarve's Storks....

By Chinga
Algarve's Storks: Storks from all over Europe used to migrate to the sub-Sahara in the winter. They have flocked to Portugal in the last 20 years to the point where the population has grown and settled in. In the past the storks would fly south to Africa in the Summer, and return to Europe at the end of the Winter, however in the last 20 years white storks have begun to stay here all year round and you can see them nesting all over the high places in town... They are protected and very loved by the locals... In Silves and Portimao you get a good chance to photograph them.
Thank you to Jeff (Kojack) for awarding yesterday's rusty shots. Isabel GrinGrin

Tags: General Travel photography Bird photography Wildlife and nature Inflight birds Storks in Algarve

Voters: ddolfelin, FabioKeiner, peterjay80 and 74 more

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
16 Feb 2018 10:19AM
Great to see these again, Isabel.
FabioKeiner 8 111 1 Austria
16 Feb 2018 10:24AM
very finissimo... quizas es una ciguena de austria - en burgenland (cerca la frontera con hungría) siempre hay cantidades de ciguenas en los pueblos.... pero me temo que emigran hasta turquía y en syria las cazan y comen Smile)
debu 11 India
16 Feb 2018 10:47AM
Superb in flight captured.
demi63 3 1 Italy
16 Feb 2018 11:20AM
Superb bird and excellent capture !
laura1 17 8
16 Feb 2018 11:29AM
great timing! I like the lead image best!

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 11:47AM
Nice set, Isabel.
16 Feb 2018 11:53AM
zooming for flying objects at 270.0 mm is a quite a challenge, isn't it?
16 Feb 2018 11:56AM
Excellent in flight images Isabel, great timing, lead image my favourite,
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
16 Feb 2018 12:07PM
I've only seen - and photographed - one stork in the wild, and that was in Marrakech, it was perched high up in a nest on top of a building Smile Well captured, Isabel, the lead image has to be the winner here for me SmileSmile
Trev Smile
DaveNewbury 3 5 3 England
16 Feb 2018 12:12PM
Good in flight capture
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
16 Feb 2018 2:15PM
Very nice inflight images Isabel.
16 Feb 2018 2:35PM
Splendid detail images Isabel.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 2:54PM
Wonderful looking set Isabel. I assume they've dropped of their bundles Blush. I used to stay in a house near the old cork factory when I stayed in Silves.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
16 Feb 2018 3:27PM
Happy to make it 30,
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 3:49PM
Well captured Isabel SmileSmile

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 4:03PM
Really lovely in-flight shots, well captured.
16 Feb 2018 4:13PM
Well captured.
16 Feb 2018 4:29PM
Wonderful to see this gorgeous stork in flight Isabel

Stunning photography

Patty xSmileSmile
rhfoto 4 2
16 Feb 2018 4:49PM
Super in-flight set, Isabel.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Feb 2018 5:41PM
Well spotted and togged!
16 Feb 2018 6:17PM
Isabel these are great captures of storks, to get them in flight is not easy. Really nice. Debs
femape 3 Argentina
16 Feb 2018 7:07PM
16 Feb 2018 7:25PM
Great set of aerial captures, Isabel. Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
16 Feb 2018 7:42PM
Storks leave the country in September here and they gather over our house in Istanbul. They circle above us to wait for the last one of the group join them and then one of them takes the lead to fly away and others follow one after another. Fascinating in-flight image, especially the first two.
16 Feb 2018 8:48PM
Superb set Isabel Cathy
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 10:08PM
three great shots Isabel
you really have done so well
Fine captureGrinGrinGrinGrin
24 Feb 2018 5:42AM
great shots I ahve not got really good at flying birds yet
24 Feb 2018 9:56AM
good capture and colour

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