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Not a specially good photo but I think it's interesting to show it. This kind of things are uncommon unless you live in -or travel to- Cáceres (Extremadura), a region full of nature and wildlife (if you know where it is...). It is known to be one of the poorest regions in Europe, but the lack of industries and the low population density have helped us to keep most of our envirotment almost untouched.

These storks used to live in the roof of a house located just a few meters away, but there were so much nests there that it was almost impossible to see the roof itself (not really, but you can get an idea...). The house has been unoccupied for years (decades I think) and it was soon to be ruined, specially due to nest's weight. The house is similar to this I posted so time ago (they are near, about 10km), and it is being reconstructed (to open a rural hotel) and all nests were moved to the place they are now. How? Just putting as many posts as nests there were in the house and letting storks to make new nests in the top of them. Really easy...

There are so many storks here in Cáceres (in the village I was born, less than 2000 people, you can count more than 80 nests over big houses or churches, and you can find many more in the country) that they are very used to us so you can walk very near of them. When I took this photo I was at about 40 meters with no place to hide. I will post another photo to show a hole view of the place.

As I said in the beginning, this photo is not really good, specially because there wasn't any cloud in the sky. Hopefully it was afternoon and the sunset gave a bit of color to the image. Anyway, I'll try to go there again to get a better picture. I think this place deserves the effort...

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