Most of the Wood Storks here were out, and around, the ‘horse shoe’ bend of this big rice field. The bend may be a mile from the dikes. Much too far for anything other than long distance watching.
Storks we’re beginning to move away as the water level changed. Trunks were open enough to let the tide control the marsh depth.
Most Wood Storks we’re climbing up high and circling like they do when searching for their next roost. Some were also coming around, or through, the bend to take some keys spots in the tree line.
This tree line is one of the first places we check when coming here. It’s one of the few high places over looking miles of marsh. Eagles, Hawks, and even Wood Storks love to sit up there.