White Stork Goes Viral For Its Massive Nest

A photo of a stork sitting atop a massive nest went viral on Reddit and it’s easy to see why.

In the photo, you can see a giant nest, so large it’s hard to believe it’s actually a bird’s nest. Sitting at the very top of the nest is a majestic white stork.

The photo was posted on Reddit by u/climberman. They said, “She didn’t build a nest, she built a f*king palace.”

Photo: Reddit/climberman

According to Animal Diversity, their “Nests are huge and bulky and are constructed from sticks, branches, rags, paper, and other available materials.”

The nests can be up to “2 meters in diameter and 3 meters in depth,” (approximately 5ft wide by 9ft deep).

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Males generally use the same nest year after year and prefer the largest nests possible, since they’re preferred for mating and raising hatchlings.

Since white storks only breed once per year in the spring, the nests can be vacant for parts of the year and may be inhabited by other birds, including sparrows and starlings.


While the nest shared on Reddit is certainly more of a mansion, it’s not unheard of for them to get that large. Still, it’s pretty incredible to see!

Next time you see a massive pile of twigs caught in a tree, perhaps you can stop and see if it’s really a nest.