Friday, August 01, 2008

Child Carriers


"You don't ordered it? What do you mean? It's stated very clearly on my shipping order that these 20 babies have to be delivered to you. You are this kosmonautica-guy, aren't you? Yes? OK, then it's correct. My 19 colleagues are already in their approach for landing and will bring the other kids. No, I don't know who ordered the children, my job as a stork is just to deliver children and I'm damn good at my job. Have a nice day. Oh, by the way: You should feed them soon, they are already moaning."


I live in a region where a large flock of wild storks spend the summer months. The big birds (1,50 - 2,0 metres wing span) are rare in Germany and during the first 30 years of my life I saw only one or two. Since I moved to my current place I can spot the black-white guys several times in summer.

A few days ago a friend gave me a call saying that the storks are sitting on a meadow nearby and that I should fetch my camera and run there. I did and waded through very moist areas to get a glimpse at them. It was very impressive to have them flying right above my head. Because storks are rare it's not allowed to sneak closer. My 400mm lens helped a bit to shrink the distance.

I don't know whether it's a habit in other countries too but in Germany it's said that the storks bring the babies. I hope I will not come into baby troubles just by visiting the storks.

1 comment:

  1. careful muff or I may be soon receiving an invitation for a unique event of 20 bapthisms!!! very funny posting, cel