"White storks fly south from their summer breeding grounds in Europe in August and September, heading for Africa. There, they spend the winter in savannah from Kenya and Uganda south to the Cape Province of South Africa. In these areas they congregate in large flocks which may exceed a thousand individuals. Some diverge westwards into western Sudan and Chad, and may reach Nigeria. In spring, the birds return north; they are recorded from Sudan and Egypt from February to April. They arrive back in Europe around late March and April, after an average journey of 49 days. By comparison, the autumn journey is completed in about 26 days. Tailwinds and scarcity of food and water en route (birds fly faster over regions lacking resources) increase average speed."
A good source of birds in flight used to be over the ocean, near shore. But the imagery over the ocean has been scrubbed so we can see the ocean floor. We also lost almost all whales and boats at sea, etc.
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hi Hill ! thanks calling in to share your sad experiences on this topic. well, both of my two spottings were from inner continental locations, but yes; I remember for those from your oGEC thread, and also the whales, ... what a pity!
great loss both just as it were with panoramio, and now? what will be the next clever step? terminating oGEC without a word for warn seems to be a reliable one. (luck GEC layer data is still displayed on GE)
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