Brrrrr! – Storks in Europe nesting in the snow

After their long journey from tropical Africa, these poor fellows arrived at the wrong time.
The stork is a symbol of Central Europe. Their population numbers several thousand individuals. Each spring, these majestic large birds make a long journey from tropical Africa. But sometimes they arrive at the wrong time …

During these April days, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland were covered with snow. The height of freshly fallen snow reaches 10-15 cm (4 to 6 inches).

See photos of storks in the snow:

Europe – Hot in the east, record cold in the west

But in the west the temperature is below normal by 2-3, in some regions below normal by 7°C. In other regions the coldest in more than a hundred years.

In Germany, France, northern Italy, it freezes at night, snows and a cold wind blows.

In France, winds from the north, mistral and tramontana, threaten flowering trees. In some places, the newly returned freezes broke records.

In the early morning hours of April 13 in Edinburgh, it froze to -2.9°C, a record low temperature for this day.

Meanwhile thermometers in Maastricht in the Netherlands dropped to -2.9°C, the coldest in more than a hundred years. The previous record, set in 1912, was only slightly lower at -2.8°C.

A completely different picture is found in the countries of Eastern Europe. In Eastern European countries the temperature exceeds usual values ​​by 4-6 degrees.  The values ​​are not records, but during the day it is about 19 to 24°C, as if it were May. And in the European territory of Russia there are many warm records. Hot air even penetrates from Central Asia.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

7 thoughts on “Brrrrr! – Storks in Europe nesting in the snow”

    • Heck here in Metcalfe County KY the Hummingbirds are back and next week we are supposed to have SNOW!
      Major bird kill a-comin’!

  1. 42c+variance in aus temps as well, in a day.
    poor storks wont be able to nest ON chimneytops as the fires will be going
    hope some kind locals put straw or something out for them to rest on and provide food

  2. Cold overnight here in the SE of England and with a cold ENE wind blowing yesterday. The sun has some warmth but this cold following the warmth of March has made plants vulnerable. The flowers on my magnolias are dead for the second year in a row and there looks to be no chance a any flowers as the whole lot has been frost burnt. Last year some had not yet come through so bloomed when it warmed.

  3. The temperature variability is basically a wavy jet stream manifesting itself.

    It is not uncommon for the weather in Eastern Europe to be opposite to that in Western Europe.

    What we don’t get in our narcissistic media is that fact being highlighted.

  4. Such a contrast between East and Western Europe in temperatures – caused by the fluctuating Jet-stream which is not a good sign. It is yet another sign of encroaching Ice-Age. If I am not mistaken the the ice-ages are affected by how much ice is actually on the planet and the amount of ice is going up very quickly right now. We know that there are underwater volcanoes affecting the ice – combine that with lower temperatures and the net effect could be a flow of cold waters coming much further south from Icelandic waters and the same in the Antarctic, as the freezing waters are travelling further North in the direction of New Zealand and in time the climate will get much colder everywhere. Is an Ice-Age on its way? VOLCANOES:

  5. These storks are the SURVIVORS who made it from Africa.
    Migratory birds that cross from Africa to Europe largely cross at the closest point….the Straits of Gibraltar.
    However, very large wind farms on the European side chop down….maim and kill….thousands of migratory birds each year. I think the wind farms are at Tarifa. Just Google “Gibraltar wind farms ” for info and pics.
    This scandal has been highlighted for years on “Save the Eagles” by Mark Duchamp who lives in Spain.

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