Young Woody Flies In
Earlier this week we had several wood storks show up in the marsh. They were all adults except for this one juvenile that I was keeping an eye on because I was interested to see how he would get along with all the other birds.
He stayed with the adults for a short while, then abruptly took off on his own and performed a nice landing over on the near edge of the pond area.
The youngster was a great flyer and looked like he would be just fine!
Looks like no crash landings for this fine young bird.
Yes indeed, no crash landing for the young stork this time but you never know. 🙂
Beautiful pic, nice reflection
Well thanks very much I’m glad you liked seeing young Woody.
Reflections are gorgeous. He’s a very talented little guy – he’s got quite a bit of finesse for a young ‘un. Love how he stretches every part of his foot in anticipation of the landing. And a fine landing it was! Cute guy!
He is a cute little guy and considerably skinny compared to the adults. Odd but interesting birds though!
Beautiful bird, you have so much nature where you are, in the Marsh, I love it, and beautiful picture!
Thanks so much Linda! Wood storks can be a little rough looking but this juvie almost looks chicken like. 🙂
A very graceful landing and the reflections are superb.
The wood storks are generally quite elegant flyers but can be a bit rough to look at up close. I like them very much though.
He is so funky looking. Don’t think I’ve seen a juvenile stork before
The youngsters can be hysterical as they tend to act up a bit but then are quickly put in their place by an older, cranky adult.
Teenage independence kicking in!
It sure is! Thanks very much Maggie!
I think the judges would give him extra points for style as he sticks the landing. Super series of shots!
He sure did stick the landing! Quick learner too for a youngster, but I guess he has to be if he wants to make it in the big boy world. 🙂
Nothing wrong with Woody’s landing gear, Phil. Nice shots. 🙂
He deploys that landing gear like an aged veteran for sure Sylvia!
Beautiful shots of this cool bird. Love the reflections.
Thanks much Pat, I’m glad you enjoyed seeing young Woody!