They don’t twist and turn like the small birds but the move through the air with so little effort.
A wing span of 5 – 6 feet (1.8 m) certainly helps.
These birds were part of a flock taking advantage of a large pond when the water level was low.
Many of the marshes and ponds in the managed wildlife areas are tied together through an old water trunk system (gates) originally used by rice plantations. The South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources lowers the water at times to help control vegetation and the water fowl feeding.
The storks found this during their population rebound and now make it home for a large part of the year.