Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wood Stork

Hello,

I am sharing the Wood Stork, another one of my favorite Florida Birds. I see them in various parks and preserves from our local Lake Parker Park and at the Circle B Reserve.


The Wood Stork is a large American wading bird. It has a dark head with a bald black face.





 It is a large bird 33-45 inches tall.


At the Circle B Reserve, the Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill hang out together.




It appears mostly white but, while in flight the edge of the wings are black.



They build a large stick nest in a forest tree. They nest in colonies, as many as 25 nest in one tree.  They prefer cypress trees in marsh land.



I hope you enjoyed my Wood Stork photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

58 comments:

  1. Wood Stork, Interesting bird.. Nice pictures.. Cheers

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  2. You sure have some interesting birds there. You've had to learn a lot more, haven't you?
    That's the fun part about living in new places--learning the different birds.
    Have a good week, Eileen
    :)

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  3. Hello,

    Beautiful photos of the Wood Stork! They are so big and looks so peaceful :)

    Happy Tuesday!

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  4. I enjoyed learning more about the wood stork and it was nice to see them in flight with the black on their wings.

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  5. This beautiful and large birds. Even those not seen. Thank you for the show and greet.

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  6. Lovely to see them in flight.
    There legs look so long - but I guess they are!

    Great collection of photo's again Eileen, thank you.

    Good wishes for Tuesday and the rest of the week

    All the best Jan

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  7. Oh my, what great photos of wood storks! It has been a long time since I last saw any wood storks here. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful photos of this big birds. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  9. they are beautiful and I am betting they like to nest in the cypress trees because they are found in a swamp that people can't bother them

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  10. Loved this post! Great photos and I really enjoyed the description of the Wood Stork.
    Have a lovely week!

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  11. Another unusual bird that we do not see here. They are amazing creatures, aren't they? And you always have superior photos of the birds.

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  12. They are kinda weird, and cool looking at all the same time. I've never seen one, so thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures of these different birds.
    Shot 2 is really great. Well done!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  14. Your captures are beautiful! I have a fondness for storks, and here's a cute video about one of their fairy-stork-tales?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDnBu0lLb5M

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  15. Imagens fantásticas desta espécie!
    Great sequence!
    Enjoy your week, Eileen!
    Kisses!
    Ana

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  16. Hi, I always enjoy all of your Florida Bird photos. AND--your sky and sun pictures are AWESOME... I see most of them on Facebook. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Beautiful pics, Eileen, of the wood stork, which I had never heard of before! I always learn so much from your informative and entertaining posts!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Poppy

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  18. ...are they resting after delivering babies?

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  19. Gorgeous captures of the Wood Stork, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. Śliczne zdjęcia bocianów.Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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  21. hey Eileen ... i am sorry i have not been around lately ... business life and i just suddenly thought to myself ... darn i have not been to see Eileen in a while. oopies in or on my part. life just gets in a the way sometimes ... you miss out on some of your fave blogs ... glad to stop by today. 2/7 hope you are well and enjoy this February. take care. be well and be blessed. big big hugs 2. ( :

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  22. No babies to deliver? Just kidding. Great pictures.

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  23. Such interesting looking birds for sure. Must be fun to see them in the wild.

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  24. They're wonderful! Such a thrill to see them! Hope you are having a good week. xx Karen

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  25. Hello Eileen, lovely storks! 25 nests per tree - wow... high rise :D)
    Love the Roseates especially. Happy birding :D)

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  26. Very informative post. I know very little about the storks.

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  27. Beautiful fotos of the Wood Stork, Eileen!

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  28. Lovely posts you've published, dear Eileen!
    A pleasure to discover you posts as I came back from Paris, a beautiful city but I would not like to live there, the stress to move around and find your way when you're a country girl is too high! LOL!
    Great stork, mandarin and turtle photos!!
    Keep well and enjoy the rest of the week :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing your bounty with us, pal <3

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  30. They're just beautiful photos, Eileen, of such wonderful creatures! I just am in awe of the variety in nature. Awesome Creator!

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  31. Great photos of the Wood Stork..interesting information as well..Thanks for sharing.

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  32. They are awesome birds. Thanks for the happy birthday wish!!

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  33. They look so beautiful in flight!
    Hope you can see my pic later!

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  34. The White Stork, isn't it gorgeous. Great photos.

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  35. I know some people think that these birds are ugly but I kinda think they are awesome and epic. Best birds out there!

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  36. I always love seeing Wood Storks. These are beautiful!

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  37. I had not heard of a wood stork. Interesting looking bird and looks like a heron in flight....Michelle

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  38. Such huge birds Eileen. They are very distinctive in flight. Nicely taken pictures as usual. Enjoy the rest of your week in the sun.

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  39. Interesting looking birds... kinda ugly and unwieldy, but then they fly off! Wow!! Hugs!

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  40. these are such cool birds - your pictures are beautiful!!!

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  41. This wood stork is a huge bird..

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  42. the have a face that reminds me of a vultures...am I crazy or can you see what I am talking about. Interesting to look at.

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  43. Hi Eileen, Right up there with the Bufflehead Ducks, Wood Ducks, woodpeckers and the bluebirds on my "I love these birds" list! The Wood Storks are serene and interesting big waders! The ones in your photographs look like they are older birds. Outstanding pictures! Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow!

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  44. Stunning - I'd love to see the birds in person, I've always been intrigued by them.

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  45. I have seen wood storks but for the moment I don´t remember which trip. :(

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  46. I don't think I've ever seen any of these before.
    Great photos!

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