lunes, 27 de mayo de 2013

White Storks

Yesterday at noon we spotted two White Storks soaring in the sky. They probably were migrating birds that flew north because they disappeared toward that direction.

Storks need to glide over long distances, so they must be able to gain height, which they do by riding thermals or "bubbles" of warm, rising air. These only form over land, so they probably came crossing the sea at the narrowest point along the Strait of Gibraltar.

With only a few wingbeats and some glides, our cuple of Storks went on their trip and moved quickly away.

Amiamoko Zuria - Cigüeña Blanca - White Stork
Amiamoko Zuria - Cigüeña Blanca - White Stork