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Yes, I love the Wood Storks!  Wood Storks are unusual-looking, and very sweet-tempered big birds.  I took these pictures a few weeks ago a small lake in Lake County, Florida.  There are a lot of wading birds there during the early evening hours.  I generally have seen one or two Wood Storks along the shoreline near the parking lot.  The Wood Storks hang out with the throngs of American White Ibises.

The Wood Storks generally will eat aquatic insects, aquatic snails and worms, small tender turtles, frogs, tadpoles (pollywogs), and small fish.  The big gentle birds use that huge horn-like bill to scoop up food in the shallow water.  These birds roost in larger trees and tend to roost in colonies.  I believe the Wood Storks on this lake are there for the abundant food.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!





Comments on: "I am Rather Fond of Wood Storks!" (6)

  1. i’m so glad i got to see one of those here a few years ago! so prehistoric looking!

  2. I love the Wood Storks too! Awesome post and photos. Enjoy your day and weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks! I have noticed that I am seeing more of the Wood Storks around the region. It used to be something rare. So glad the species is making a turn for the better. Glad you enjoy Wood Storks. Have a super good weekend!

  3. Hi all, I meant to include that I spotted these beautiful Wood Storks at the small lake near the Spanish Springs Town Square (behind The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center parking lot) in The Villages, FL. That area is open to the public and one does not need to be a resident to visit. Wildlifewatcher.

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