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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:

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

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

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

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

FAB said...

Interesting behaviour very well captured.

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

TexWisGirl said...

such neat birds - both of them. :)

RedPat said...

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

A Colorful World said...

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

theconstantwalker said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The other one is colorful in red and pink.

Felicia said...

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

Randy said...

Beautiful storks.

Karen said...

Great captures! Love that spoonbill.

Rose said...

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...

s.c said...

Facinating birds especially when you see them in the wild.

MarkD60 said...

very good shots! Cool looking bird.

Ida said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Amazing behavior. These are beautiful shots.

Pam said...

That is too cool!

Adam Jones said...

What an awesome looking bird. Great pictures.