Sierra de Gata

The stork

Yesteday I visited Hoyos (Cáceres, in the Spanish Region of Extremadura). The stork is one of the symbols of Extremadura, and in fact you can see many, even out of their traditional migration season (in some areas they stay around the year, as they have found diverse food sources). They usually plant their nests on the strangest places (i.e., on the posts of a large freeway sign…) and they are a majestic figure when landing on their nests (that moment when you have no camera at hand…). They are an integral part of the landscape.