Fun With Wood Storks
Some say wood storks have a face only a mother could love. In some respects I suppose that could be true, they are not the most attractive looking birds out there. But over the years I have grown rather fond of these large ungainly birds and have begun to appreciate their unusual appearance.
Here are a few different shots from the past week or so. The first two pictures are of a juvenile wood stork while the last two are an adult.
The last photo is a nice close up view of that unique face.
Since I’ve been at HBSP, I’ve really come to love the woodstorks. Amazing birds. Wonderful work here, Phil. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks Dawn, the wood storks really are fun birds!
Wonderful! They’re very expressive.
They have a face you don’t soon forget! 🙂
No matter what anyone says, I think they’re beautiful!~ 😀 One of my absolute favorite wetland birds. Great shots!
I like them quite a bit too but sadly looks like our wood stork season is starting to wind down I have not seen any for a few days now.
What a great week it’s been on the blog…my two favorite birds….wood storks and hooded megansers! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Phil! 🙂 I wonder what Santa would say if I asked for a baby wood stork this year…..hmmmmm
Glad you liked seeing Woody and the always fun hoodies! We had some white pelicans out today, just sleeping.
I think a baby wood stork would be a handful!
Ah, that juvie is very cute!
Oh yes they are cute when they are young!
Beautiful shots, and what a beautiful bird, never saw a wood stork before….amazing!!!!!
Glad you liked seeing the wood storks Linda. They have previously been on the endangered watch list.
I love the expression on the second one.
He might have been yawning there. Not sure if wood storks yawn. I should look it up.
The remind me both of fulture and condors a bit. I love the wood stork. I like that second picture, with the little fuzzy tufts on his head!
The youngsters with those fuzzy and fluffy head feathers are hysterical!
Beauty is nothing more than your perspective, it is a fiction; I love watching these amazing creatures navigate their world.
Thanks Charlie, I really enjoy watching these big guys, they are usually quite active too!