A Wood Stork is a BIG bird
! You can spot them flying overhead by
their rounded head and the white V on the underside of their wings, but
really, their incredible size gives them away.
Like some people, the older they are the balder they get. This bird on
the rail has fluff on the back of its head, so you know it's a very
Wood Storks spend a lot of time with their beaks open beneath the water
moving their heads side to side while walking around feeling for food.
The smaller black bird with a white beak behind the Wood Stork in the
water is a Coot
Wood Storks are so big that you'd think it was easy to get pictures of
them flying. Well, they're also fast. It sure is fun to try though!
Wood Storks are also on my previous page
older pictures. They stood together all evening.
Fuad, thanks so much for loaning me your camera that weekend because
without your larger CCD I'd never have gotten this shot in the dark. One
Wood Stork landed too close to another and they had quite a quarrel
before they settled down for the night. It was fantastic to watch:
I was hesitant to post this washed out photo, but it's a fun example of
the difficulties of photographing something like a bird with lots of
light colors and lots of dark colors. It's the incredible invisible
! I also thought the
flying past behind it was rather
Spring colors decorate the wetland that this Wood Stork
is flying acros. The white duck potato,
purple pickerelweed and
flowers are all in bloom beneath the flying bird. There are two
moorhens swimming in the shallows.
The Great Egret
wading behind this Wood Stork is an impressively large
bird, but the Wood Stork is the winner in size, if not neck length.