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tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,965
Every day for the past week, storks are flying over the area in their V-formation, southwards.  I am always too late for a photo, but the spectacle is lovely and today's lot were quite low and the noise was incredible!  

Is the cold coming? 
A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

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  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,792
    Do they stay in your area @tui34 or do they migrate even further south? We have flocks of Egrets around at the moment, not sure which ones but the cattle Egrets are here all year round.
  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    OP, could they possibly be Cranes, they are notoriously noisy whereas White Storks generally aren't
  • I don't remember seeing Storks flying over but used to love watching the Cranes every year ( SW France ) :)

  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,965
    edited October 2021
    @Floralies  Hi.  No they are definitely on their way Sarf!!  Heading for Spain. (or Perpignan!!)

    True @dave125 according to google.  The older folk here call them storks and when they fly over, they sigh and nod their heads and say - the cold weather isn't far away!!  Stork or crane, noisy or quiet - the birds are migrating.  Thank you for that info, but I would never dare say that to an oldie here - they would just say Pffft!  
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,493
    Wow, how lovely.
  • tui34 said:

    True @dave125 according to google.  The older folk here call them storks and when they fly over, they sigh and nod their heads and say - the cold weather isn't far away!!  Stork or crane, noisy or quiet - the birds are migrating.  Thank you for that info, but I would never dare say that to an oldie here - they would just say Pffft!  
    That made me smile @tui34 - absolutely no point arguing is there ? :D
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    We get storks and cranes here especially on the land between here and the coast as we're on the northernmost edge of the Marais Poitevin.  There's even a village called Les Grues (cranes) and a hamlet called Les Cigognes (storks) and there are blue herons, white great egrets and lots of cattle egrets as it's beef cattle country here.
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  • @Fire Brilliant links.
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