Wood storks!

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The wood stork is a large bird, white with a bald-head. It’s a wading bird of the southeastern swamps. The Wood Stork is the only stork breeding in the United States. Its late winter breeding season is timed to the Florida dry season when its fish prey become concentrated in shrinking pools. I found these wood storks at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Central Florida.

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This post was scheduled for this day. NomadRuss is spending the season at Katmai National Park in Alaska. He won’t have solid internet connection again until late September, so responses to comments may be delayed. Please be patient and see you in the fall! Still, look for posts here every Thursday!

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