A Lone Wood Stork

Wildlifewatcher's Blog

This Wood Stork was hunting for dinner at the small pond at Freedom Pointe in The Villages, Florida when I photographed the exotic bird on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in the later afternoon.  The Wood Storks have seldom been around the community in recent months.  Some are beginning to come our way as the weather changes.

Wood Storks hunt by wading in very shallow water and scooping small fish, aquatic worms, aquatic snails, frogs, small alligators, aquatic insects, and small crayfish.  They use their very hard scoop-like bill and filter out unwanted objects and water and then they swallow.  These birds have been on the endangered species list until recently and I believe they are now considered as a threatened species.  I love seeing them here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly smaller version of the picture. Enjoy!

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.