If this was the only animal I was able to find all day, I still would consider it a good day. Wood Storks are very special birds.
How many birds come back from being endangered, moving towards extinction. This bird expanded it’s range.
You can hear the birds beating wings before you see them. The wing span is at least 5 feet (1.5 meters).
I noticed several Storks and passed up close shots of Egrets and Pelicans to catch up with this guy. It was early with light just starting, but I did get close enough for these photographs without scaring him.