Spanish town live streams storks nesting on rooftops video

One of the storks and two of its chicks in their nest atop a building in the city of Alcala de Henares, Spain.

One of the storks and two of its chicks in their nest atop a building in the city of Alcala de Henares, Spain.

People are flocking to see the hatching of stork chicks after a Spanish city began live-streaming the birds as they nested on the rooftops.

There are more than 130 pairs of storks that use the roofs of Alcala de Henares to nest and the town is becoming a tourist attraction because of it.

A group called SEO Bird Life Spain set up a webcam focusing on one nesting pair and it became a hit, according to the Daily Mail.

So far the pair have hatched and nursed three chicks - attracting more than 250,000 views online.

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Fans of the birds were flung far and wide, with the majority of viewers outside Spain hailing from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, the US and Russia, according to the Daily Mail.

People from Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Japan have also logged on to check out the storks.

Alcala de Henares has become known for the storks, with more birds arriving each year, flying from Africa to nest on the city's rooftops.

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In parts of the city there were so many they appeared to be living on every roof, the Daily Mail reported.

Conservationists monitor and care for the birds in the city.

Alcala de Henares is about 35 kilometres north of Madrid and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The storks can be watched live here, however, the stream was down at the time of publication.

 - Stuff

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