Today I offer two drive-by shots taken in the countryside of Romania for SkyWatch Friday.
The bright yellow rape field contrasts nicely against the gray sky.
We had to look up towards the sky to spot a number of these large nests with mama and baby storks up on top of streetlamps and power poles. Nice to see them back. These birds had disappeared for some time because the use of pesticides like DDT had weakened the shell of eggs so the mothers had crushed them. A testament to the resilience of nature when given a little wiggle room.