This Wood Stork was in a swamp that was almost dry. I usually find them in marshes, again with lower water. Both places are easier feeding areas.
This was interesting since they never are in this swamp, and I am there very often.
By fall this bird will be a full adult. The last of the head feathers will be gone.
These are impressive birds, the only others in this size are adult Cranes. Wood Storks are much heavier though.
6 thoughts on “Young Adult Wood Stork”
Terrific portrait. He looks quite wise for one so young😊
I always think of them as the old man of the swamps. 😂😂😂
That is an amazing portrait of this beautiful bird! His plumage is so beautiful!
These birds are (an over used word), amazing. They are so tall they can look a person in the eye. One of the biggest wing spans of any bird. In a quiet marsh the sounds of their pumping wings can be heard long before you see them.
Obviously they are special to me 😀. Thanks, I like this one too 😂
Very stunning, what a beautiful photo!
Thank you. I have a few more to be published soon. This bird was the perfect age for a portrait. And the background here could not have been better. Thanks, I love these big birds 🙂