I came upon this stork as I walked over the rise towards the pond. I didn't want to disturb him, so these are the only picture I took before moving on. Wood stork pairs often mate for life & are the only storks breeding in North America. This stork is easily recognized within its range due to its large size, general white color, large bill, long legs, & bald black head.
Tropical and subtropical. Spotted in the coastal tropical south, pond-side.
Lat: 27.88, Long: -82.78
Spotted on Dec 19, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011