Dinosaur of the week: White Stork

One of my favourite birds is Ciconia ciconia. This family was at home in Marchegg, Austria, in one of the biggest colonies of white storks in central Europe.

Generally, the species is doing alright, but threats include the continued loss of wetlands, collisions with overhead power lines, use of persistent pesticides (such as DDT) to combat locusts in Africa, and largely illegal hunting on migration routes and wintering grounds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_stork#Conservation


Dinosaur of the week: Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis spends its winter on salty lakes and coastal areas, and this is exactly where I found this adult in its non-breeding plumage: the lagoon of Venice. Urban birding rocks!

If anyone has a good idea how to take photos of birds moving up and down on waves and not to lose focus on the target, please tell me 🙂 .