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Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Bad timing

Last week we had mild temperatures around 18°C and the first White Storks that just returned from their African winter area, were spotted in Belgium.

The male stork returns back usually 2 weeks earlier than the female.
During these 2 weeks the nest is completely repaired and prepared so that it is in excellent shape for mating at the time when the female comes home.

But this week however, winter strikes back here with severe frost and snow and that’s of course a serious problem to finish the nest work.
The poor chap !

Dutch name : Ooievaar
German name : Weissstorch
Latin name : Ciconia ciconia

A big thanks to ? for the nomination of this picture !

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