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White Storks

Ciconia ciconia

Description:

Some of the thousands of storks that pass through South Sinai during their autumn migration. Sharm el Sheikh is a bit off their normal route, but due to the increasing human population and number of hotels, there is a lot of green areas as well as rubbish that attracts them to the city.

Habitat:

Spotted at open sewage pools in the desert

Notes:

A second spotting that highlights the plastic pollution issue: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/851...

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10 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Thank you, António.

Great series Bernadette,beautiful photos showing several aspects of the storks migration,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Thanks, Lauren!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

That's great! :-) Thanks, Daniele.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Congratulations Bernadette! And that is a very beautiful picture!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

We're glad we can finally highlight your white storks spotting Bernadette! And what better day than #WorldMigratoryBirdDay:

Today is #WorldMigratoryBirdDay! Now taking place twice a year, on the second Saturday in May and in October, World Migratory Bird Day aims at unifying efforts worldwide in raising awareness on critical issues regarding the protection of migratory birds. One of the major threats for migratory birds is the change in habitat along their migration route. These white storks (Ciconia ciconia) were photographed in Sharm El Sheikh (South Sinai, Egypt) during their autumn migration. Project Noah member Bernadette Simpson writes: "Sharm el Sheikh is a bit off their normal route, but due to the increasing human population and number of hotels, there is a lot of green areas as well as rubbish that attracts them to the city".

For more information on World Migratory Bird Day: https://buff.ly/2HZjd3z
#WMBD18

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Thank you, Ashley, for letting me know about this honor!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Thanks, Mark. They are always a special sight! It's rare in the desert to see so much wildlife at one time. :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Fabulous spotting Bernadette.

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

شرم الشيخ, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Sep 15, 2018
Submitted on Sep 15, 2018

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