These four Wood Storks have been visiting the little lakes around The Villages, Florida in both Lake and Sumter Counties, for the past several weeks. There are quite a few small to medium-sized lakes here in the general community between parks, golf courses and marshes. There are great opportunities for food here naturally as the big wading birds love tadpoles, small fish, aquatic snails and worms and insects that are all found in these lakes.
I don’t know how much longer the Wood Storks will hang around, but it looks promising that these lovely serene wading birds will be here ongoing! The Wood Storks are still rare birds, but are no longer considered “Endangered”. A good thing! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!