Solitary Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge

Solitary Wood Stork

Lately I have been seeing storks more often. This single bird spent the night in the heron rookery.

Solitary Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Solitary Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge
Solitary Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Solitary Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

I had assumed, being tropical birds, they would stay right on the shore here.

Solitary Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Solitary Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

I think they have moved a little further inland since one circled my house and then landed in our swampy ponds.

Solitary Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Solitary Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

This is the only stork in the US and more common now.

6 thoughts on “Solitary Wood Stork”

  1. I have seen them frequently in the Everglades. They don’t fit my criterion for an attractive bird but they are intriguing.

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