Wood Stork

Wood Stork, Strange Bird

Tall, wrinkled bald head, big nose. Doesn’t sound very flattering.  Overall I don’t think the Wood Stork is much to look at.

Wood Stork
Wood Stork

However, when they fly a stork is as graceful as an Egret. Long, slow wing strokes pushed them faster than would seem right.

Wood Stork
Wood Stork

Wood Storks had been endangered but in 2014 they were upgraded to a threatened species. They are the only stork that breeds in North America with small colonies in Florida, Georgia, and now South Carolina.

I only found 2 storks in the Corkscrew swamp. The ones seen were pretty aggressive. That may have been due to the limited water during the dry season or just a disposition to match their looks.

I’m betting if you’re that ugly your attitude isn’t great.