White storks in southern Spain is a common sight. The big white birds plant their nests on high poles. Here’s a few in Merida in Extremadura in Southern Spain.
White stork nest on a high pole
A white stork couple in their nest in a dead tree in Merida
|White stork birds in Merida in Extremadura along the Guadiana river in Spain
This Stork nest is located next to the Guadiana river in Spain.
|White stork birds in a dead tree in Merida in Extremadura in Spain
Extremadura and Andalusia are the main breeding ground of white stork in Spain. They migrate to central Africa during European winter. These birds were still in Spain due to the mild winter weather end of 2011 / beginning of 2012.
Storks nests in an abandoned factory
A group of white storks found their home on the pillars of an abandoned factory.
|White stork birds in abandoned factory in Merida, Extremadura in Spain
White stork nest in the city center of Merida
A nice White Stork video from the city center of Merida - they made their nest on a clock tower, totally undisturbed by the bells every hour.
|White stork bird nest in Merida City center - Spain - All credits to the author of this video -
Merida is known for its roman ruins in the city area. This group of nests is located near the old roman bridge in Merida crossing the Guadiana river in Merida.
In nearby Portugal - Alentejo there's a large bird habitat at the Alqueva reservoir lake - the biggest in Europe. It's about an 1.5 hour drive from Merida in Spain.