Eagles and White Stork in Oman

Driving down from Muscat I arrived in Salalah just as the first of the White Storks and migratory Eagles arrived for the winter .

Eagle Salalah
Eagle Salalah

The storks spread through the hills feeding on insects; they also congregate in an area next to hundreds of eagles.

This is a somewhat hazardous proximity;

White Stork Dhofar
White Stork Dhofar

though I have not seen an Eagle bring down a live flying stork – I have seen Eagles waiting patiently for an injured stork to die. Perhaps there was more to that event than serendipity


Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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