Monday, January 03, 2011

Wood Storks

Wood Storks, while being a United States endangered species is easily located in the area of Florida I recently visited.   Chad and me were able to photograph this flock as they fed in a small roadside wetland.  Here a Great Egret seems to stand guard as the Wood Storks feed.

A closer view of the Storks as they demonstrate their unique feeding style.

The dramatic lighting effect was created by a shaft of early morning sunlight shining through an opening in the surrounding foliage

While hidden under white feathers while on the ground the Stork's black wing tips are very prominent in flight.


Ruth Hiebert said...

Somehow that dramatic light suits their faces.Great shots.

Montanagirl said...

How beautiful! I have never seen a Stork. Lovely flight shot.

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
What a strange looking bird and feeding habit they exhibit. It is nice you managed to see them.... and also, this beautiful light on the pictures, especially the third one, gave a wonderful atmosphere... Well done!

Peggy said...

Nice vacation captures Coy! I love the flight shot especially!

Elaine said...

I've not seen Wood Storks before. The lighting really gave you some fantastic shots and the flight shot is great. It looks like a different bird altogether.

Meggie said...

I've never heard of a wood stork. I love the eduation I get from your site, Coy! Magnificent creatures!