Yesterday afternoon as the tide started to come in at the salt marsh it brought fish in with it. The fish brought in wood storks and egrets with the wood storks arriving in great numbers which immediately prompted a feeding frenzy to break out among them!
The storks were going crazy chasing the schools of fish coming in with the tide and chasing each other. Occasionally one of the storks would snag a good sized mullet and it would fly off from the herd to, hopefully, be able to consume it’s prize catch unmolested by other storks. Although they are quite large birds, I rarely see a wood stork with a big fish, but they were sure happily snatching them up yesterday.
When the whole herd decided it was time to move off down the marsh I can tell you that the sight and sound of well over 100 huge wood storks flying together 20 feet from me was an amazing experience!