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Uehlfeld, in Germany, presents itself as the capital of the storks. More than a hundred have set up their nests there.
The storks are, each year, more numerous in a small town in Bavaria, Uehlfeld (Germany). More than a hundred have settled there. 35 nests are scattered throughout the town, notably on the church steeple, or on the roof of the barn of Gerhard Bärthlein, a farmer passionate about these birds since he was little.
“This nest up there has been around since 1928, according to my father, he says. I think the storks have spread the word, that it is good to live here. There is enough to eat, we have beautiful green meadows and they are happy here.“The storks are the emblem ofUehlfeld, and traders have made it their symbol. At the entrance to the village, a sign calls for caution: waders fly at low altitude. In Germany, several cities are vying for the title of capital of the stork. According to a latest census, around 7,000 pairs of storks stop over each year in the country, during their long migration.