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Stork tree

1/26/12

We had passed these trees full of storks. All I could think of were babies. Actually the trees were covered with stork dropping. From a distance you would think that the trees were frosted white. Not all trees but some trees were chosen as roosts for thousands of birds. Their size was disproportionate to the size of the branches they perched upon. The sheer numbers were staggering. I guess there were no predators about.

5 responses

  1. I grew up watching them. 😀 Very quiet and friendly birds.

    January 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

  2. BTw am kinda surprised that you didn’t visit Ethiopia after coming so close, i.e. Kenya. 😦 You would have loved it as much as you enjoyed Kenya and Tanzania. 🙂

    January 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    • In fact I did travel to Addis Ababa but it was a stop over on a rainy day. The trip was to Tanzania and I did not have the time to visit. It’s on my list to return. And, I’ve never seen anything like the trees full of storks. I have never heard of them roosting like that until we came upon the tress. From a distance I had no clue as to what was about to be revealed. It was an amazing find for me to see.

      January 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

  3. These are really interesting birds. They look like they are smiling, but that is doubtful with you pointing a camera at their nest, lol.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  4. gweaverii

    Your Masai photos and the baboon remind me of the transparent watercolors of the Masai by Joseph Wyatt years ago. I bought a few of them. The stork, the baboon and a Masai woman. Your photo journal is interesting, beautiful and very well done. Thank you for sharing.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm

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