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:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

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

Sue said...

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
:)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

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

Happy Tuesday!

Mildred said...

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

Giga said...

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

rupam sarma said...

Nice pics.
Greetings

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e espectaculares fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

Joe Todd said...

Great post as usual

✿ chica said...

ADORE ver! Lindos! bjs, chica

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Florence said...

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!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Storks ROCK. I luv dem

Sandra said...

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

magnoliasntea said...

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

ann said...

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.

Mary Hone said...

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

Linda W. said...

What an interesting bird!

Marco Luijken said...

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

Kind regards,
Marco

Karen S. said...

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

Ana Freire said...

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

Betsy Adams said...

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

Poppy said...

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

Tom said...

...are they resting after delivering babies?

amo sin blogg said...

Very nice big birds !

Linda said...

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

Małgorzata P said...

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Beth.."E"..Edwards said...

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. ( :

Martin Kloess said...

No babies to deliver? Just kidding. Great pictures.

ellen b said...

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

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

Sue (this n that) said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're really fascinating birds.

pattisjarrett said...

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

Our photos said...

Beautiful fotos of the Wood Stork, Eileen!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Belle série ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Noushka said...

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 :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks for sharing your bounty with us, pal <3

Cranberry Morning said...

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

Missy George said...

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

amanda peters said...

Lovely big birds...
Amanda xx

Liz said...

What an interesting bird!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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

RedPat said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Chris Rohrer said...

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

Lois said...

I always love seeing Wood Storks. These are beautiful!

Rambling Woods said...

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

The Yum List said...

What stunning blue skies!

Phil Slade said...

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

Maggee said...

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

Debbie said...

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

krishna said...

This wood stork is a huge bird..

Rose said...

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.

wildlifewatcher said...

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!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Pat Tillett said...

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

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