I startled a few of these Wood Storks, which then startled me, when I walked under a tree where they were perched. They took off then settled in on the other side of a small pond.
The path through this sanctuary led underneath the new tree. Knowing they were there I approached slowly and got some nice shots from below.
The pine tree made a much better backdrop than the usual mud we see them wading in.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston, SC.