There must have been 120 wood storks out in the salt marsh today.
After a busy day of fishing small groups, as well as single individuals, started to head back to the trees for their afternoon roost.
They have kind of a rough looking face, but they’re quite interesting birds.
Grazie Pat! 😀
They seem to be smiling at you, Phil, as they depart. Wonderful shots of these “beauties.”
Thanks Mike and they are not much to look at but they are kinda fun birds.
What a terrific composition! The background complements the wood storks striking colours perfectly!
Oh thanks very much Maggie, I was waiting for them to fly in front of trees to try to get shots like that. 🙂
The top picture reminds me of the lines of concord. But I suppose aeroplanes have always emulated birds. Just not as elegantly. Sorry I’ve been absent.WP did the usual trick of dropping you from my follows, and I suddenly thought, Where’s Phil?!
I totally understand with the WP dropping off people situation. Several times I just would not see posts from those I followed and I just figured they don’t post anymore.
Thanks for checking out these lovelies! 😀
Love these birds, Phil. Definitely kind of rough looking faces. 🙂
I guess they were all somebody’s baby once and were loved by their momies. 😀
Ah the flyby for Phil! Great shots.
It’s funny with the wood storks, sometimes one will take off and the rest will follow that same line so I can hopefully track a few. Doesn’t always happen but sometimes… 🙂
I appreciate you checking them out, thanks!
Great flight shots! They look very prehistoric.
They sure do look prehistoric! Glad you liked these stork flights!
They look so good with the tree background. I have a soft spot for these guys, and really enjoy their ancient looks.
I feel exactly the same, there is just something about these big birds…