White stork

Migratory birds no longer going to Africa, prefering to feed at European junk yards

German research, led by Dr. Andrea Flack of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, has found that white storks are changing their migratory behavior. In the past, they were known to breed from Europe to north-west Africa and western Asia. Now, however, the birds are flocking to rubbish dumps where junk food can easily be found.