Monday, May 06, 2013

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The Stork and Falcon

Israel is an amazing land for nature lovers.  Sitting between Europe, Africa and the Middle East towards Asia, Israel is on the bird migration route of many incredible species.

Driving to work a few days ago, I came across this…

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That’s a STORK (and a falcon)!  It’s hard to emphasize how HUGE these birds are.  (The bail of hay is about 4 times larger than a US bail.)  These birds stand about 4-5 feed tall and must have a 7 foot wingspan when in the air.

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This flock stopped by this hay field, staying and feeding for 3 days before resuming their travels.

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