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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Wood Storks are back... and courtesy request

I don't know how they did this but  "A Christian View" was able to post on my blog site this morning without my permission as a new post linking them from my site to theirs.  I request that this not happen again.  This is a personal blog that I have created and do not want to promote another's blog or views.  Anyone who would like to link to my site at the very bottom of posts is welcome to do so if the content is in relation to my subject matter.  All other invasion of my blog site is prohibited according to my Copyright.  Thank you.

Good morning dear friends and family.  On a happier note, the Storks are back on the little lake behind my home. 
 The Wood Stork is the only Stork in America.  It is locally common in Southern swamps, marshes, and ponds.  The bill is long and thick; adult's dark head is un-feathered.  Immature has a paler head and neck; yellow bill and is feathered.  Wood Storks fly with neck and legs extended; often soars.  Wingbeats are slow, powerful and audible.  It feeds on fish, reptiles, and amphibians.  Nests in colonies in trees.  Their call is of humming notes.
 When observing them at Huntington Beach State Park in this area, you can see them by the hundreds and watch them fly to the trees in the marsh at sunset to roost for the night.  It is so amazing to watch.

So when they grace the little lake/pond behind my home, I am so blessed!

They walk along the shallow banks, digging at the lake bed, stirring up some food, and eating it.  So much fun to watch.  They are a very large bird in the crane family.  They measure a yard in length and wingspan is 66 inches across!  I had never seen one until I lived in South Carolina.  Such a thrill.

Thanks so much for visiting today and come back soon.  If you would like to visit my Christian blog, the link is  for Bible Study, Photos and music. 
My Wild Heart to Yours....


Needled Mom said...

How fun to see them back again. They sound like interesting birds.

Marianne said...

They look at home foraging around in your pond. They must be amazing to see in flight with such a wide wing-span.

I hope you were okay during hurricane Sandy, Kerrie, and all is well with you.

Thank you for visiting me. It's always a pleasant surprise, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the surprise ending.

Marianne xo