We found many Wood Storks at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery on our trip there last January. They seem to like nests more in the top of tall large trees and many times you see multiple nests in the same treetop. It is an interesting place to photograph a wide variety of birds, many nesting there. They are constantly coming & going and it can be quite noisy at times. For this post I am featuring some of the Wood Storks from the same general area around one treetop. Some think they are ugly birds, but I prefer to think of them as interesting photo subjects with character. They also seemed to interact with Spoonbills quite often. The featured image is a 2 image slight pano to not crop off it’s feet in the branches.
I think wood storks have a lot of character. Fine series, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! That is a Great Way to describe them – having a lot of character!
Not the handsomest of birds but cool just the same. Nice work, Reed.
Thanks Steve! They are interesting to watch! Sometimes they seem clumsy and other times quite agile. Plus they are a large bird to photograph, helps fill the frame!
These are wonderful, Reed!! Two beautiful birds cohabitating together nicely!
Thanks so much Donna! It was fun seeing them interact and squawking at each other! They made quite a bit of noise!