This Wood Stork flock is visiting a small local lake here in my area. I was amazed to see twenty-two Wood Storks along a short stretch of shoreline on Wednesday evening at twilight. This group of storks is a migratory flock. I have never seen so many Wood Storks at once. Wow!
The Wood Storks like eating small fish, aquatic snails, small turtles, frogs, tadpoles, large insects, small snakes, and other small animals that can be found in the shallows of lakes, ponds and rivers. The birds scoop up food with that sturdy big bill. These birds are found in Florida and in a few other tropical, mostly wild places in the United States. The Wood Storks just came off of the Endangered Species List and are still a Threatened Species here in the United States.
It is interesting to me to see how easily the Wood Storks and several other of the large wading birds, stand and hunt near houses and buildings in some places here in Florida. It seems like these birds adapt to their surroundings pretty well. It is important for people to remember not to feed exotic wild birds and to keep a good distance away (so as not to disturb the birds). There were some egrets also in the pictures and I saw many different kinds of ducks, geese and wading birds in the area. Please click on the thumbnail images to see the larger picture. Enjoy!