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Black Stork

Observed: 16th April 2012 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in BirdsPetej’s reputation in BirdsPetej’s reputation in BirdsPetej’s reputation in Birds
 Black Stork
Description:

About 20 Black Storks flew past our observation point during two 2 hour sessions.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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dgparker's picture

Black stork

So Petej (and 3 others) think it is a Black stork. Wow! What was it doing in the NW Highlands?
Reading the info in BWP (Birds of the Western Palearctic) it winters in Africa and migrates north in May to Europe and east asia so this could fit and it could just have overshot.
Winds have been predominantly westerlies though recently which count a bit against this. However, silhouette does look like Black stork and it did have white on its underside.
I'll put it on BirdTrack in a few days if no other comments or ideas come in.
Thanks for that.

david g parker

ophrys's picture

Agreements

The agreements are with this bird, which is not the one you saw in Scotland, is it? Slightly confused by your comment.

Ian
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