Photo on Euro Stop Press and text repeated below:

On the afternoon of 18th May a record flock of at least 208 White Storks arrived to our Islands. Picture shows part of the flock. This is by far the largest flock of Storks ever recorded to reach our shores. It stayed here for 3 days but unfortunatley as always happens here lots were shot down. On Saturday morning 21st May only 87 birds were seen leaving the Island of Gozo and flying out at sea. They were heavily guarded by police and volunteers of Birdlife Malta during their last night in Gozo were they roosted.