Country chapel, Perelejo, Near Madrid.
How do the storks do it?! They build these vast nests out of straight sticks on the highest, most exposed spots, and no matter how hard the wind blows, they never seem to come down, even from a sloping chapel roof!
We think we humans are clever, but I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do that!
Sitting up there against the blue sky, their song is an extraordinary click-clacking as they rattle their bills. Occasionally they’ll soar off high above the fields and villages into the complete peace above.
I spent twenty minutes with them, hiding inside the car to draw, with a bitter January wind whipping around outside.