I rarely see Wood Storks in the area of the heron and egret rookery at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; if they are around they are more likely to be at the boat pond when the water is low and the feeding easier.
I was surprised to see this one standing at the edge of the pond, rather settled in.
For no apparent reason he took off. I did see a couple others much higher in the sky, perhaps he thought to join them.
One of them decided to circle back and attempt a tree-top landing at the other end of the pond.
He wobbled around a bit then flew off, towards the river.