White storks wintering in the Netherlands


This video says about itself:

Young White stork (Ciconia ciconia ; Fehér gólya) ringing in Tapioszolos, Hungary by the regional organization of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society (MME).

Translated from Dutch news agency ANP:

More and more white storks are wintering in the Netherlands. This year, observers counted 592 birds, nearly 100 more than the winter before.

Around Meppel in Drenthe province, most wintering storks are found. Other popular places include Akmarijp in Friesland, Gorssel in Gelderland and The Hague; there for many years a group of about 30 storks have been spending the winter.

Previously, wintering birds were mainly very young birds, but nowadays animals of all ages are seen. They probably stay here because the winters have become warmer on average.

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