I took a break from watching the osprey chicks emerging on the webcams from Scotland, to spend some time at our own birding hotspot: the Morava river. Imagine my surprise when I saw this fellow flapping upstream towards me:
It’s a bit late for migration, so my wild speculation would be that this is a young one, gradually establishing a migration route to somewhere more suitable than Slovakia.
“Our” family’s storklets hatched last week, and have already grown noticeably. They’re peering out: