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wood stork

  1. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    The wrinkled head skin and dark bill make this an adult. Threatened in the US, they are sensitive to changing water levels and refuse to breed unless lowering water levels can concentrate fish. Storks were formerly included with the herons, but based on (apparently faulty) genetic data were...
  2. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
  3. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

  4. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
  5. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
  6. A startling moment

    A startling moment

    Came across this while going through my photos, not the clearest pic in the world but while getting photos of these herons I managed to capture the moment an anhinga popped out of the water and scared them all! Even the wood stork off to the side was frightened. Probably one of the funniest...
  7. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

  8. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

  9. Wood Stork juvenile

    Wood Stork juvenile

    Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) juvenile.
  10. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    A stately Wood Stork takes a break from foraging to review the surroundings.
  11. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

  12. Wood stork hauling lumber

    Wood stork hauling lumber

    These giant birds are capable of lifting some serious branches...late winter is time for these storks to nest and breed, so there is a lot of flying back and forth with sticks and branches to build their nests.
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    Wood stork 74_9466.jpg

    Surprised to see a pair flying around the area already yesterday! This one was at Huntington Beach State Park, SC
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    Wood Stork.jpg

  15. Wood storks mating

    Wood storks mating

    One local wetlands here in Florida is inundated this time of year, starting in mid-January, with wood storks who gather in the hundreds to build nests and breed. Some tree islands of 2400 sq. feet in size will host as many as 25 nesting pairs of wood stork...along with a dozen anhinga nests...
  16. Wood stork in flight

    Wood stork in flight

    Found in the southeastern U.S., mostly Florida, this is a large stork, heavy body, and big bald head. They nest starting in January and a favorite rookery spot in my area is Wakodahatchee Wetlands - this time of year, there are upwards of 150-200 nesting pairs in just a square mile or so.
  17. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    Taken at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida
  18. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    Taken at Eagle Lakes Park, Naples, Fl.
  19. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    The stork was caught flying over Eagle Lakes Park, Naples, Fl.
  20. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    This was taken at Eagle Lakes Park in Naples, Fl.
  21. Breeding finery...

    Breeding finery...

    Not yet nesting, but fully ready with that plumage. These beauties are on the way back.
  22. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    They make me smile.
  23. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

  24. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    The weather down here was great for January.
  25. Wood Stork

    Wood Stork

    A funny looking bird but a great one to watch.
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