Friday 24 March 2017

Everywhere we travelled there were storks nesting on the top of steeples, chimneys and telegraph posts. The storks are huge and the messy nests were full of demanding chicks squawking for food. They also nest on the cliffs along the Southwest coast from Arrifana to Monte Clerigo, the only place in the world that they do this. The sight of these huge birds on precipitous nests where young chicks wobbled perilously was fabulous if not scary.

Portugal storks
Portugal storks

Storks

Everywhere we travelled there were storks nesting on the top of steeples, chimneys and telegraph posts. The storks are huge and the messy nests were full of demanding chicks squawking for food. They also nest on the cliffs along the Southwest coast from Arrifana to Monte Clerigo, the only place in the world that they do this. The sight of these huge birds on precipitous nests where young chicks wobbled perilously was fabulous if not scary.

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