Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Poland - Storks! posted by Siostra Edgren

Note from Madre D:  

Siostra Edgren posted this picture on Instagram - we had read about Poland's storks before Raquel left.  

Here are some interesting facts:  

  • 25% of 325,000+ of Europe's white storks return to Poland each spring when returning from wintering in Africa. 
  • White storks are about 3 ft. tall with long red legs, a straight red bill and black wing feathers.
  • Nearly 41,000 "couples" of the 160,000 world wide breed in Poland - therefore the saying is "every fourth stork is Polish."
  • Storks stay with one mate for the breeding season.
  • The female usually lays 3-5 eggs and both the male and female incubate the eggs.
  • They can live up to 30 years.
  • Nest are huge - up to 6 ft wide and 9 ft deep!

 (Photo cred: Siostra Edgren)
(This image is from Radio Poland's website.)

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