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Wood Storks (Up Close)

Wood Storks have been spotted here in The Villages at Glenwood Country Club pond, at Freedom Pointe Lake, and at Lake Mira-mar.  The two I saw at Lake Mira-mar were quite curious and came up close to me when I shot the photo from the golf cart (hence the close-ups).  I think tourists are still feeding the White Ibis and Wood Storks at Lake Mira-mar which is at Spanish Springs which is why the storks have lost fear of people and beg.  Sad.  Yes there is a sign telling people not to feed the birds but some still do so.  I do not.

The other lakes I mention, had Wood Storks that decidedly were not going to be near people at all.  Very wild and good.  Wood Storks stop by in the late Winter and again in about July.  Occasionally the Wood Storks are here at other times but not as many individual birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

 

Quite a Few Wood Storks Visiting

Wood Storks are among my very favorite of the big birds.  There are a lot of Wood Storks around the various ponds and lakes here in The Villages, FL, right now.  They seem to come several times every year to feed and enjoy our lovely small lakes.

Wood Storks are still on the “Threatened Species” list so I am glad to see so many here.  I think due to conservation efforts these birds are happily on the rebound!  Wood Storks mostly feed on small fish, tadpoles and small frogs, as well as aquatic worms, snails and occasionally, grains and seeds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Wordless Wednesday: Storks in The Villages, FL

I snapped these pictures on Sunday at Freedom Pointe Lake in The Villages, Florida of a small flock of Wood Storks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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