Addressing The Troops
We had a huge crowd of wood storks in the marsh pond yesterday morning. At one point an egret was parading back and forth in front the group as if it was inspecting the troops. Of course the wood storks, being a rather odd looking bunch, look about as much like an alien invasion as they do any sort of military troop. It is fun and interesting to see them all lined up like that though. 🙂
Sharp eyed observers may also spot one adult and two juvenile little blue herons in front of the assembly…
Wow, that’s a lot of storks. We don’t see them in big flocks like that here. Nice catch!
They have been hanging in big packs lately and their numbers seem to increase almost daily.
Thanks for checking out this photo!
The egret also though it was fun and interesting to see them all lined up 🙂 Great capture!
The egret looked a little confused and possibly intimidated, but he just went right on with his business as if he sees this every day.
Hey thanks, glad you like it!
Keep up the beautiful pictures!!
Thanks much Lynn I appreciate it!
Great shot. Did they follow his commandos?
Those wood storks ignored everything he said. They almost always ignore everybody. That’s how they are. 🙂
Thanks for looking,
That’s fantastic Phil. That’s a lot if storks.
It is quite a group of storks, and they often seem to be hanging together in a pack.
Glad you liked this Edith!
Well, they don’t call it a mustering of storks for nuthin’…. 😀
That’s for sure! 🙂
Thanks much I appreciate it!
Beautiful shot Phil.
Glad you like it Jan.
With those great reflections, it makes it look as though there are twice the number – what a lovely sight!
There was even more along the sides, couldn’t fit them all in.
I would love to know how many there are there? Nice pic, Phil!
Well there were even more then are pictured here, couldn’t fit them all in the frame. But we sure have a lot in the area now. I seem them flying along over the highway all the time.
My eyes are not so good. But I am excited about the photo!
I’m glad you like the photo, thanks!
Perfect caption. Amazing line up! You capture the most interesting perspectives.
I appreciate you looking and your kind comments, thanks!
That certainly is a big bunch of birds!
It was quite a group Deb!
Well titled! It looked like a scene out of a war movie!
Thanks I was thinking the same thing about a war movie!
That’s a real platoon of wood storks, Phil. Love your title. It really does look as though that egret is the Sergeant Major. 🙂 I can spot the blue herons.
Thank you Sylvia, glad you liked the title and photo!
Good eye to spot the LBHs 🙂
Hmmmm….I guess the birth rate thereabouts must have just exploded with all those delivery storks hanging around. 🙂
Love the title, Phil. Cool image and I do see the little blues too.
Well now we know why babies are always crying…once you get a look at the storks face anyone might burst into tears. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the photo!
This photo reminds me of a choir being conducted! So cool, Phil!
Yeah but this is some rough looking choir, almost what you would imagine a prison choir would look like. 😀
Thanks for checking out this pic M!
what a sight to behold – only time I have ever seen anything close to this was wild pink flamingoes in Cyprus and Swans on the Dorset Coast – wooof
Oh it was a sight alright. Those storks are not the most attractive looking animals on earth, no wonder the babies are always crying. 😉 🙂
How fun! That egret does look like he’s in charge of the group!