The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wood Stork Sunshade - Wild Bird Wednesday


Everglades, Florida

This Wood Stork checked me out just to be sure I had no intention on getting my feet wet.

He then went back to searching for his breakfast.

I thought it odd he stuck his wing out.  Maybe just stretching.

I soon realized he was using his wing to block the sun glare on the surface of the water.

In doing so he could see into the water much better.

Animals are fascinating in what they do if you watch them long enough.

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20 comments:

  1. I've never seen a wood stork! I like the blue on its wings.

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  2. I would love to see this bird someday. great shots with wonderful reflections

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  3. I would love to see this bird someday. great shots with wonderful reflections

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  4. Interesting behaviour very well captured.

    Some Heron and Egret species also adopt this 'umbrella' method.

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  5. such neat birds - both of them. :)

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  6. What a smart bird! I remember seeing hundreds of these guys in the Corkscrew Sanctuary near Ft Meyers. They make a huge racket!

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  7. Gorgeous shots! Even with his rough-looking face, he's a beautiful bird!

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  8. What a fantastic bird to see John... Many thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love both birds, the Wood Stork and the Spoonbill are cool birds. Great shots, love the reflections.

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  10. The other one is colorful in red and pink.

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  11. wonderful series of images,how cool he put his wing out.

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  12. Great captures! Love that spoonbill.

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  13. That bird sure has a different look! I have of course never seen one.

    You should google the words 'birds using crumbs for fishing' then hit videos...

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  14. Facinating birds especially when you see them in the wild.

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  15. very good shots! Cool looking bird.

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  16. The Woodstork is so fascinating. How clever it was to use the wing to shade the water for better feeding. Also enjoyed seeing the Pink bird which by reading the comments is a Spoonbill, so colorful.

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  17. Amazing behavior. These are beautiful shots.

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  18. What an awesome looking bird. Great pictures.

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