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Suburban Wood Storks


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!





Comments on: "Suburban Wood Storks" (6)

  1. Hello, It is great that the wood storks are no longer considered endangered. Great news. They are one of my favorite birds from Florida. Great post and photos. Have a happy new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, it is wonderful that the big birds are doing better here in Florida. I so enjoy seeing the Wood Storks. They are really quiet and interesting. Have a fine coming week! Thanks for all your nice comments!

  2. such cool creatures!

  3. Impressive birds. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Hethersettbirding, Yes, the Wood Storks are impressive. My pleasure to share these views. I so enjoy visiting the ponds, lakes, parks, marshes and streams around the area here in Central Florida in and around The Villages. Have a wonderful coming week!

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