The wood storks are only just starting to come in over the past few days. It almost seems like there are showing up one at a time, like this fellow here.
By the end of the month and into Aug. we should have well over a hundred practically filling the trees.
Wood storks have a face only a mother could love, but they are interesting birds and fun to watch.
I give a “10” on the leg presentation! My but those legs are straight as an arrow!!
We’ve spotted small flocks flying over the Waccamaw for about 3 weeks! Wonder where they’ve been hiding?!
you are so good at capturing action, stunning shot
I really appreciate the skill and art you bring to the action shots you share; I have come to believe that beauty is absolutely “in the eye of the beholder”.
No spoonies this year.
Stunning capture. That beading eye is watching you.
Wood storks are not bad looking except for that face which looks like it got shoved into an oven, or something prehistoric.
Another excellent BIF. It looks like you never miss!!
Thanks very much. Well I try to do my job and not miss too many shots. The new 7D on the other hand…
Haha….these must be the ones who just left OUR neighborhood!
They could be! Ours are actually a little late, did yours stay later than usual?
Well, that’s an interesting question. We have had increasingly greater and greater numbers of Woodstorks nesting in the past two years. It’s a good thing for the Woodstorks, but they have literally taken over the nesting rookeries from others each season. And I must say, much as I love them, sometimes they’re not very nice about it!!
Great flight shot.
Great capture, Phil. Haven’t seen our for quite a while.
Thea thinks he looks prehistoric!
I was just saying that about the alligators.
But I have heard that said about the GBH and often the wood stork. Thea is correct!