Another Back Yard Critter

We had a new visitor yesterday in the back yard.

He’s a wood stork, and is probably down in this area for the winter. He has a long, decurved beak and a very interesting, scruffy-looking head – it reminds me of a turkey or vulture with its roughness. His body was white, with just a little black underneath, his legs were black and he had pink feet.

In the U.S., the wood stork is an endangered species and is the only stork that presently breeds here. It lives off a diet of fish, frogs and insects.

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I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!
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4 Responses to Another Back Yard Critter

  1. barb19 says:

    Good capture of the Wood Stork Donna – another new visitor to your yard!

  2. eof737 says:

    Great shot… hope he enjoys his winter.. and you too!

    • donnahuebsch says:

      Thanks, Eliz! Hope you’re having a nice winter up your way. It’s great here – just enough cold weather to tell there’s been a change in seasons…guess that’s why that wood stork is here and not further north :o)

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