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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.
Flying Wood Stork
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 young bird.
Wood Stork with an Open Beak
And this stork in the middle is all grown up.
Wood Stork Silhouette
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.
Juvenile Wood Stork
The smaller black bird with a white beak behind the Wood Stork in the water is a Coot.
Wood Stork on the rail
Bald Adult Wood Stork
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 Stork searching for food
Wood Stork Flying
Wood Stork Landing
These three Wood Storks are also on my previous page of older pictures. They stood together all evening.
Wood Stork Silhouette: Sunset Itch
This next photograph is my favorite Wood Stork picture.
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:
Flying Wood Stork
Wood Storks
Flying Wood Stork
Wood Stork Quarrel In The Dark
Reflections of A Wood Stork
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 bird! I also thought the Grackle flying past behind it was rather cool.

Spring colors decorate the wetland that this Wood Stork is flying acros. The white duck potato, purple pickerelweed and yellow spatterdock flowers are all in bloom beneath the flying bird. There are two moorhens swimming in the shallows.

Wood Stork with a Grackle Fly-by
Wood Stork: Featherfall
Wood Stork flying over spring wetland flowers
Wood Stork flying
wading Wood Stork
Wood Stork vs Great Egret
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.
The flip side of this stork is on the next Wood Stork page but you will also find a sad tale about an arrow.
Wood Stork standing in the sun with its wings fully spread
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