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Wood Storks

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I have been spotting a few Wood Storks here at local smaller lakes.  One lake front backyard was visited by not just one Wood Stork, but a pair.  I photographed the pair standing stock-still on the shoreline of one of the small residential lakes.

I also photographed a Wood Stork on the edge of a tiny lake bordering a busy commercial and entertainment district here.  The Wood Storks have recently come off of the endangered species list but they certainly are not numerous and are wild animals and not park pets (unless in zoos).

The Wood Stork diet is generally aquatic snails, worms, tadpoles, and small fish.  People should refrain from feeding the Wood Storks treats of bread or cereal, like they often do with ducks and geese.  I have occasionally seen Wood Storks try to eat small bites of bread that have been thrown at them by well-meaning people, but I doubt the Wood Storks would do well with that type of food.

I took these pictures  July 23, 2015 and again on August 1, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

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Comments on: "Wood Storks" (4)

  1. I love these strange looking birds, they are cool. Great photos and post. Happy Monday, have a great new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I am enjoying seeing the Wood Storks around. Tried to find one tonight but no luck. They are here and there in the area. Glad you like the Wood Storks! Have a pleasant Tuesday tomorrow!

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