Wood Storks have a wingspan of 60 to 70 inches (150-175 cm) and despite their overall prehistoric look they are quite elegant flyers.
He wasn’t going far, so he stayed low over the marsh grass.
In the right light you can see the pretty green tones in the Wood Stork’s dark feathers.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 29, 2021
6 thoughts on “Wood Stork Flying Over Marsh”
Terrific shots of this very cool bird, Ellen. Hope you’re having a good start to the new year!
Thanks, Jane, the stork’s prehistoric look is oddly attractive and they sure are fun to watch. I’m getting along, thanks, staying healthy, and not minding the SC winter too much 🤪. I hope the same for you!
i go for the first shot Ellen 🙂
Thanks! He makes it look easy ✈️
My fave would be the last one, seeing the wings down and the sheen! Nice series, Ellen!
Thanks, Donna! Love how the light changes the colors in their wings.