Where did the white storks come from?

COMING over the Downs towards Eastbourne (midday on June 20) near Beachy Head I spied three large birds high in the sky.

Luckily I had my binoculars with me and realised they were white storks – I checked my Collins Bird Guide when I got home).

They flew from a northerly direction out over the sea and then flew back the way they had come.

Any experts know where they came from?

AR EDWARDS

Lewes Road