CAIRO – 22 September 2017: A video captured the rescue of a white stork from a sewage pond in Ras Mohamed National Park, South Sinai, by a bird photographer last week.
During a bird watching event organized by the Hiking Club group in Ras Mohamed, the group found a white stork in a sewage pond, unable to move and about to sink in the water. Fortunately, Hashim Morsy reached for the wet bird and rescued it, and Ahmed Waheed, another bird photographer, captured the moment in video.
Huge numbers of storks migrate during the winter from Europe to Africa. Egypt is a very important location on the stork’s migration route along the eastern flyway. During autumn, at least 500,000 storks pass through Egypt, with the majority of them flying through eastern Sinai.