Photography of Birds – Set # 40
Set # 40
This is a subtropical and tropical species which breeds in much of South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The wood stork is the only stork that breeds in North America. In the United States there are small breeding populations in Florida , Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Great Blue Heron
The primary food for great blue heron is small fish, though it is also known to opportunistically feed on a wide range of shrimp, crabs, aquatic insects, rodents, and other small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds, especially ducklings. Primary prey is variable based on availability and abundance.
Wood stork…elegant in flight!
Thank you very much, Indira. 🙂
Two beautiful shots, HJ! I once saw a GBH eat a nest full of baby turtles. I took photos, not sure what they were until I downloaded and enlarged. I remember being shocked…
Yes, I understand, Donna. They can eat anything that moves. I saw one GBH eat a fish, whole! The fish was a big as his neck. After he swallowed it you were able to see the shape of the bird for a long while. Gross! Thank you, my friend. 🙂
Large birds on the wing must have been the inspiration for today’s big jets!
They are large indeed. Thank you, D. 🙂
I’ve never seen one of these in the wild. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much, K. 🙂
These storks are being successfully reintroduced in U.K. The first chicks have hatched. They have always been rare vagrants, only c20 a year. Last breeding record in U.K.? 1416, on a cathedral roof!
Let’s hope they survive and proliferate. Thanks, RH, for the info. 🙂