Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wood storks passing by



We don't see these at Lake Gaston and we don't usually see them strolling by our Florida winter home either. This was a first for us... a wood stork sighting right outside our back door. Usually we have to drive to the Everglades or Corkscrew Swamp to see these guys. Pretty cool - I love these birds!


wood stork


wood stork


6 comments:

Lynne said...

We've seen stork's nesting on towers in Germany. They are thought to bring good luck to the towns. Strangely beautiful birds.

Liza Lee Miller said...

They are so cool! I love the way they look like they are out for a stroll. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

I think they look like they're on a bit of a mission.

LauraHinNJ said...

Cool! Do they eat fish or bugs or frogs or what?

Susan said...

Laura,
They eat fish, and from what I understand, they depend on the seasonal change of the water level in the Everglades for raising their young. As the water level starts to lower in the spring, the fish become more concentrated in the shallower water, allowing the storks to catch the fish more easily to feed their young.

Susan said...

Lynne, Laura(s), thanks for your comments. Liza - special thanks for your comment which led me to your wonderful Egret's Nest blog!