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Wood Storks have been here in The Villages, FL, for about a month in larger numbers.  A few days ago, I spotted seven of the large white and black birds at Lake Paradise.  The big birds mostly are seen standing still or in flight.  This is the second instance where I have seen Wood Storks laying on the ground resting.  I noted that this behavior is similar to that seen in the White Ibis.  I found it interesting.

The Wood Storks mostly fish by putting their large hard scoop-like bill into the mud and sucking in snails, larger insects, worms, tadpoles, frogs and small fish.  I have read that some Wood Storks travel miles and miles from their tree roost to search for food.  Amazing!  I really enjoy seeing these birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Resting Wood Storks (and a Great Egret)" (1)

  1. Hi all, Bright and early this morning I spotted a Roseate Spoonbill among the four Wood Storks on the shore of Lake Paradise here in The Villages, FL. Wow! First one I have seen here in the region in the five years I have been here in FL! Sadly I did not have my camera. If the bird is still around later this am I may get a snap-shot or two of it.

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