14 thoughts on “#NotesFromTheRiver – Wood Storks

    • Thanks, Deb. I’m glad you enjoyed it. And btw, it is not the tallest of our wading birds. Nuh-uh. The great blue heron has nearly a foot on him, and the Florida sandhill crane is about the same. But the greater sandhill crane is taller than any of them, and the whooping crane is actually the tallest bird in North America. And they ALL fly, hahahahaha. (Somebody stop me before I hurt myself. Dispensing this much information is hard work! 😀 😀 😀 )

      And yes, I’m absolutely sure Reya was delivered by a WOOD STORK! I won’t have it any other way. 😀 Thanks, Debby! ❤

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Mary. I’m working on getting them to reset the comments on that blog, so you can respond directly under the post. I know it’s a hassle to do so like it is now, but it’s not something I can fix by myself. 😦 Will let you know if things change. Fingers crossed. 😀 Wood storks are amazing birds, for sure, and so interesting. And the babies really are funny! 😀

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  1. Lovely and informative post, Marcia. I love the photos of the babies and the fledglings while they’re still fluffy and cute. They do look a little less “cuddly” as they get older and that “wood” look takes over. ha ha. Beautiful wings while flying, and those ballerina pointed feet made me smile. 🙂

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Diana. I love wood storks! They are kind of like pelicans. When pelicans are gliding low across the waves, they are so graceful, but when they land, they are the clumsiest, most awkward looking birds ever. Wood storks are also beautiful and graceful in the air, and while not as clumsy as pelicans, they are still a bit ungainly on the ground. And then there’s that wooden-looking head! 😯

      Before the blog ate my original version of the post, I had more interesting things to share, but alas, I couldn’t retrieve them, and finally gave up and did the best I could. I’m happy to know it was still entertaining. Thanks! 😀 ❤

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        • I agree, and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my weekly posts on the St. Johns River Eco Tours blog. I almost always link them here. I’m working on getting their webmistress to modify the comment section of the blog so it’s more user-friendly. Blogs should be interactive, and no one wants to have to jump through hoops to leave a comment or ask a question. Nor should they have to. We’ll see how that goes, but in the meantime, I appreciate you and the others who often return here to leave a comment. 😀 ❤

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  2. Only just got round to reading this one, Marcia, but I love it. You have a way of pointing things out that’s so clear yet not preachy or pomous at all. I’ve learned a great deal about your weird and wonderful wildlife and am still being surprised by creatures I didn’t know existed. Florida sounds more appealing by the blog. I have to confess that when a woodstork’s on the ground only a mother could truly find that bark-y head a thing of beauty… but then, I’m no oil painting either and perhaps I should go now and apply some moisturiser. x

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    • Aw, that’s so nice of you to say, Trish. I just love sharing things about the birds and wildlife I enjoy so much. I’m truly glad you’ve learned a lot from these posts. Florida does have an abundance of wonderful critters to enjoy. And I agree with your assessment of wood stork heads up close and personal. Eeep. I think it would take a lot more than moisturizer to help them out, though. 😀

      I had quite a few more things to included in the first post, but wasn’t able to get them back again in the time I had last Wednesday. 😦 Hopefully, that won’t happen again any time soon.

      Thanks for taking a few minutes to let me know you enjoyed the post. I’m really glad! 🙂 ❤


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