Tag Archives: Southeast

Low Overhead, Wood Stork

When flying this bird is so big you can have the head in focus, but the wings a complete blur. They have a 7 foot (2.1 meter) wing span.

Low Overhead, Wood Stork
Low Overhead, Wood Stork

Above the Stork is carrying branches for a nest. These images were shot while trying to get a good position on his flight path, back and forth to the nest.

Low Overhead, Wood Stork
Low Overhead, Wood Stork

Wood Storks are really impressive in flight, especially when down low.

 

 

Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl

Tall dead trees are busy places in open swamps and marshes. Typically it’s a hawk or eagle we see searching the area.

Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl
Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl

However this Barred Owl was using the height to find prey. In the Lowcountry that’s unusual, but maybe not in Georgia open swamps.

Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl
Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl
Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl
Early Morning Out In The Open, Owl

We were moving past so I never did see if he was successful.