Alentejo White Stork waving goodbye. Nesting proudly on man-made totems. Living proof of adaptation to the crushing hand that moulds their landscape.
Glossy Ibis hold at stalling speed in the wind; before alighting on sheep cropped pastures, oblivious to border checks and artificial frontiers. Impervious to the here and now.
Griffon Vultures over the Salamanca plains. Slowly circling higher and higher, as thermals carry them up and far away into 'fair-weather' cloud. Always to meet again.
Enforced diversion enchants tired eyes; as Montagu's Harrier effortlessly moves over low level agriculture. A striking contrast against cereal fields, scarlet with poppy.
Disyllabic 'goo-ko' call of Cuckoo drowned out by the faithful, as bells ring throughout Chaumont-sur-Tharonne. Dappled light dances with the cadence when the summoning call abates.
Common Swift scream in formation as they feed on the wing. Search-image complexity: devouring airborne insects; time, after time, after time. Summertime 'devil birds' over the moody skies of Calais...