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.