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Stork With An Audience

I noticed recently there are some Wood Storks that keep off to themselves. They travel in flocks yet at least one wanders off on their own.

Stork With An Audience
Stork With An Audience

While watching this one I found he was not really alone. He had a shadow drifting along. The head is clear in the shot above.

Stork With An Audience
Stork With An Audience

I can be 100% positive the Stork knew he was there. He also knew the only thing that could happen is the Alligator might consider stealing a fish.

Alligators leave Wood Storks alone. Look at that beak.

Stork With An Audience
Stork With An Audience

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Great Blue… And Friend

One of those photographs that show the ‘whole picture’ for perspective.

The reeds and grass are still high now and things get hidden in these shots.

Great Blue... And Friend
Great Blue… And Friend

Off to the right of the Heron is not a log. That bumpy stick is the end of a gator tail. He can see it but it only became obvious after I viewed the finished image.

 

A ‘Pile O Gators’

This is the type of things we spotted the other day. Typical because a cool night and warm day brings everybody out to sun bath.

Here I have a guess of maybe 7 in a pile. The smallest about 6 feet (1.8 meters), largest 11 feet (3.3 meters).

A 'Pile O Gators'
A ‘Pile O Gators’

View this image large and count the tails to see how many you can find. Some are right on top of others.

They were everywhere so I have a ton (pun intended) of photos to work through.

 

He Watched For A While, Alligator

I don’t think he was comfortable with me being on the dike with him. He kept his head up, maybe ready to jump away.

I was facing the other way, Wood Storks were flying by. I checked once in a while but this was it… like a statue.

He Watched For A While, Alligator
He Watched For A While, Alligator

No story here except it’s an Alligator hanging with me. Which of itself is cool.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.