Monday, April 6, 2009

Wood Stork at Lake Seminole Park and at Rookery

The first 2 photos of the Wood Stork were taken at Lake Seminole Park in February 2008.

This was the first time I saw a Wood Stork,

and had no idea what it was.

The last 2 photos are from the St Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery, taken April 2008.

The Rookery is full of birds that just come there to nest,

they are not in captivity.

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15 comments:

Susie said...

I don't think I have ever seen one. Thanks for sharing. Love the last picture.

Tina said...

Leedra,
You captured some neat pics of these storks. They still possess that pre-historic look around their faces!! Love that last photo, such fluffy feathers and sooo white!
Nice post!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha---I must be worried about our weather this morning, Leedra. When I first glanced at that first picture, it looked like a track runner in position ---ready to go, waiting for the whistle.... How Funny!!!!

Great pictures.

Have a great day.

Let's hope for no damage here the next couple of days due to the upcoming freeze.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the last picture in particular.These two are just waiting to have their picture taken.
Blessings,Ruth

The Early Birder said...

These remind me of my 1st sighting during an air boat ride on a large lake in Florida many, many years ago. Thanks. FAB

Leedra said...

Betsy - I agree, I have been making plans around getting to the smokies for the wildflowers. If there were any there yet they won't be after tonight. Guess it won't be worth going for a couple more weeks now.

If it is a sign of anything, the birds in Rockwood sure were active this morning.

Bird Girl said...

I've never seen a wood stork - except on a blog - they sure are different looking! I love that last picture of the two standing in the nest - really nice shot!

Mary said...

I love that last photo with the two heads peeking up together:-)

dAwN said...

Leedra,
Great captures of the storks!
I too love the last photo...they sure are strange looking birds!

Shellmo said...

All great photos, I like the 1st one where he's obviously digging up a good meal! :-)

P.S. We had about 4 inches of snow and our furnace just went out (at our downstate home.) Wish I was at the cabin!!

Mildred said...

Very interesting and I love the photos Leedra.

Carletta said...

All great shots Leedra!
I really love the last shot against that blue sky - beautiful!

Pam said...

Awesome pictures. I haven't see a wood stork before and they are very unique looking.

Rose said...

I had never seen nor heard of the wood stork...so glad to see it on your blog. Also, it always makes me smile to think of these long-legged birds nexting in trees!

George said...

I don't think I've ever seen a wood stork either. Definitely an interesting looking bird.

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