Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wood Storks

We are fortunate to have an active rookery where I work.  A visit to it the other day was a feast for my eyes and ears.  In the lower vegetation, egrets are nesting while the wood storks cover every available branch in the upper canopy, clapping their bills in a courtship ritual. 

I'll always remember the delightful sounds of this moment when I see this ever so basic journal page.


6 comments:

  1. What an amazing sight! Thanks for sharing your sketch -- it says a lot.

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  2. Beautiful work, Pam. You really have them up there. We get a few stopovers here in Lake County, Florida. But we tend to be a stopover for many of the migrating birds. Our goldfinches just left a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps you have them with you?

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    1. Thanks, Lee! We are so fortunate to have the storks here on Spring Island. We owe our good fortune to a bad drought that dried up their natural nesting area. Golf course ponds with islands win :)

      We get golfinches that pass through. I miss seeing the males with their full yellow uniform. At true delight when living in gray western NY!

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  3. I loved this when I saw it on Facebook, too! Gorgeous...

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    1. Thanks, Kate! More rookery sketches to come :)

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