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......... it might sound like a shotgun and as I'm standing directly below, the consequences to myself and my lens could be disastrous. A few miles from the city of Silves I spotted a very large flock of Storks about to land. I parked the car and left my wife with the air-conditioning, a bottle of water and rations for 3 days while I tracked the flock. After 40 minutes I was close enough for a good shot when a second flock on the same migration route flew overhead. Their airborne radar spotted me and they alerted those below so the the sky was suddenly full of wheeling storks. This is just a tiny portion of the combined flock. When I posted this on another site, someone asked how they could fly in different directions without bumping into one another. I made the mistake of suggesting they might all be male storks. So I won't do that here...

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