Wood Storks, Sand Hill Cranes, a Great Egret, Hooded Mergansers, a Pied-billed Grebe, a Little Blue Heron, and a small flock of Florida Mottled Ducks all were spotted at the ranch pond where I have been occasionally sighting wildlife. This pond is located in a very rural area in Northwest Marion County, Florida. I have to take the photographs from the roadway, over the ranch’s boundary fence. Good thing I have that long lens!
I am thrilled to have seen the pair of Wood Storks, as they are not often spotted in this area. The Wood Storks are beautiful and odd-looking all at the same time. I took these pictures on December 16, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!