Oriental Stork @ Nanhui Dongtan,

Oriental Stork, Nanhui Dontan, 8th October 2021

With the assistance of my ‘guide’ Chloe we got really close to this Oriental Stork which had parked up in the rice paddies of Nanhui yesterday, Friday 8th October 2021. So what else is there to do after shooting 500 or so stills?! I hit the red ‘record’ button on my camera, wand attached, and simply pointed. This is the result and with it a whole new world of media and documentation has opened up.

Of course the stork is the story. I have seen it before in ChIna, in significant numbers at Poyang Lake, but I believe it is something of a rarity at Nanhui. It is hard to convey just how big it is. A real spectacle and a feast for the eyes. It is officially ‘endangered’.

Oriental Stork, Nanhui Dontan, 8th October 2021

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