Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Wood Storks at Wakodahatchee

I think I have already stated that this is an amazing place for wild life, and we probably called at the right time of year, just when everything was nesting, or getting ready to do so.

And the Wood Storks were doing just that, and putting on a very fine show.






The one at the back could have been feeding young, the nest was too deep to tell if there was young in or not. And the one in the front right, looks to be sitting on eggs.


Double-crested Cormorant and Wood Stork having a preening contest or just weighing each other, get it  (I'm doing my best here)
That's all for now, hope you enjoyed.
 linking in to Wild Bird Wednesday, just follow the linkhttp://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.co.uk/

14 comments:

  1. beautiful photographs; wood storks I've not seen before but they appear quite similar (apart from beak structure) to our White Ibis; thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great photos of all the Wood Storks. I especially like the first photo with the bird flying over the water.

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  3. Nice serie of photos!
    Happy WBW to you!

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  4. Thank you all for your comments, very much appreciated.
    Gordon.

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  5. Yes, I do 'get it'...it's like the two of them are on scales; weighing.

    Wood storks are amazing, and so are your images.

    BAD 'Hair' DAY

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    1. Thank you for that Anni you are a star, nice of you to look in.
      Thank you again Gordon.

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  6. Waka what? Try saying that name twice. Great shots!

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    1. Its easy if you say it fast,
      Thanks for looking in again, all the best Gordon.

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    1. Thank you Neil, Its a great place for pics,
      Take care, Gordon.

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  8. Nice pictures - and I like the weighting gag!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne.

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    1. ;-) glad you liked it Stewart, and you are welcome.
      All the very best Gordon

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  9. It is really good to see the Wood Storks nesting! They have been in decline in south Florida for a number of years.
    Great photos, Gordon!

    (I just read a posting from northern England where it is -1 C. Are you SURE you don't want to stay in Florida a little longer??)

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  10. Thank you for all your Comments Wally, and yes the Florida weather at this time of year is just right for me, I can't stand being cold. It dosn't help when you haven't got much meat on your bones. A little win on the old lotto would see me arrive in Florida around about the end of October, and leave at the beginning of May.
    Thanks again, good birding, Gordon.

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