Photo: France White Storks

A couple of white storks preparing their nest for breeding in the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in the Provence, France in Europe.

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Photo: 
France White Storks
Photo of a pair of white storks tending to their
nest in the Provence, France in Europe.
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White storks in the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in France, Europe build their nests on treetops, rooftops, towers, chimneys, telephone poles, walls, haystacks or any place they find convenient. These white storks form monogamous pairs for the breeding season but do not migrate or spend winters together. The same pair of white storks will sometimes stay together for many years in a row but that is largely due to their attachment to their nesting site.

Both sexes of the white storks contribute to building their nests in the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in France but the male brings most of the material needed for the nest. The female white stork will lay approximately 3-5 eggs and both white storks share the incubation duties for about 33-44 days.White storks in France, Europe have declined over the last half century so they have been closely watched to see what steps must be taken to ensure that white storks do not reach extinction. While visiting the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in France, Europe always be on the lookout for a large bird nesting in the treetops above you.

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, in a nest with chick, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Plaine de la Camargue, Camargue, Les Bouches du RhoÌ?ne, Provence, France, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 310mm.

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