Photographer's Note

White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) is quite a common sight in Polish countryside in the summer. Storks are quite long-distance migrants. They spend summers in Europe and winter in Africa. If you look at the map of their travel:
Poland seems to be one of their favourite destinations. In Africa, they stay usually in sub-Saharan part but some travel even further down to South Africa. I didn’t actually go much to the countryside while visiting Poland for a while, so I was very impressed seeing this large bird relatively close this year.
In European folklore storks are responsible for bringing newborn babies to their parents.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7484 W: 106 N: 19603] (75049)
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