Adult Wood Stork

Adult Wood Stork

We have featured so many juvenile Wood Storks this year that when I saw the adults I tried hard to get some individual photographs.

Adult Wood Stork
Adult Wood Stork

In recent years Wood Storks have begun to breed in the Lowcountry. Their previous locations had been only Central and South America.

Adult Wood Stork
Adult Wood Stork

A large adult may stand close to 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall, their wing span can be 7 feet (2.1 meters) long. The original ‘big bird’.

Adult Wood Stork
Adult Wood Stork

When traveling they will fly at 2,000 feet (610 meters) high. Sometimes we can find the location of flocks by watching them circle and slowly descend.

Adult Wood Stork
Adult Wood Stork

And an item I always need to mention,  how incredible it is to be in a silent marsh and suddenly hear them coming in low. The sound is their giant wings and the amount of air they move.

It’s a sound once heard, you will never forget.

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