Perched Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge

Perched Wood Stork

In the past I have called this the Lego bird. This bird is expanding their breeding range, which is good for us and the species. For a while they were on the endangered list.

Perched Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Perched Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

A tall bird at about 4 1/2 feet and a wide 7 foot wing span. They are impressive in flight and can glide along pretty high.

Perched Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Perched Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

We have been expecting them to move a little south as winter hits however there are no signs of that yet. The southern part of South Carolina is the northern edge of their range.

Perched Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Perched Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

The photographs here were taken on the edge of a marsh with these birds high on an overhanging dead tree. The sky didn’t help these shots much.

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