Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ugly Bird, NOT Angry Birds


I love pelicans because they are ugly cute, so is this wood stork... Ugly but cute and definitely not an Angry Bird.... I took these in 2007 at Bray Park in a drainage ditch. this is in the same park hubby flies in every day.


It was quite a show that morning, with the ditch full of Ibis, Egrets and Storks... Otters live here to but I have only seen them once and it was to dark to get a photo.









 Click to enlarge and see the beauty of the ditch water.


34 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

Storks are ugly, but they bring our babies. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots- I like the reflection shot of the wing span...very cool!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

OH! Those gorgeous reflections!!!!

GOOSE said...

Ooooo I like that first photo cuz the feet are so very cool and I might add beautiful.
Blessings,
Goose

From the Kitchen said...

Those reflection photos are wonderful!!!!! Are those the same kind of storks that bring babies?

Best,
Bonnie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the reflections! And the shot of the feet is great!

TexWisGirl said...

i was really lucky to see one wood stork here, years ago. it stopped by for a few days one winter. such cool birds!

Madi and Mom said...

Mad Snapper you captured very lovely pictures..well after that first one of the feet..and I thought my toes were ugly!! That bird needs some brogans to hide those toes. LOL
Hugs C

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sandra,these are awesome pictures. The Stork may be less than cute,but still great to see.

DawnTreader said...

The reflection photos are beautiful! And the first picture with the feet made me laugh :)

Susannah said...

Love these photos, Sandra. The wing span reflection is really beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

Love to see the storks playing around with their reflections...did they leave off any babies???
Hugs, sandie

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandra, I love all of those birds ---but seldom see them. (Maybe that's why I love seeing them in photos.)

Love the reflections you captured in many of those photos.

Hugs,
Betsy

Gail said...

Amazingly beautiful reflections, birds and water. You are fortunate to have this beauty so close.

Ginny said...

A WOOD STORK!!!! I have never ever seen a real one at all, and not up close in pictures. NOW I CAN!! Awesome!!! And I love the reflections, especially the one with the wings spread, fabulous!!! Wonderful, I LOVE it!!

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty photos, especially the reflection shots. A great place for Bob to fly and you to photograph.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating birds. Great photos Sandra. I love the first one with the pink feet in the water.

Deb said...

I love your birds....great shots...

Ann said...

they are pretty ugly birds but unique as well

A Quiet Corner said...

BIG...VERY BIG...I'd hat like heck to piss one off!...:)JP

diane b said...

Beautiful shots of ugly birds. No that is not true. They are cute. "Your husband flies in the ditch" I think I need an explanation. Does he sprout wings and join the birds? Does he fly fish? Does he fly model planes?

Debra Dickinson said...

I *LOVE* the reflections! Ummmm... "hubby flies in every day"??? Sandra, you've got some 'splainin' to do. :)

George said...

I agree that this stork is ugly cute. You got some great pictures of the birds in the drainage ditch.

SquirrelQueen said...

Not the most handsome of birds in a close up but from a distance they are quite nice looking. I love all those reflections.

EM Illustrator said...

Great shots, you've captured them very well. And I like the reflections in the water.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, fantastic captures and reflections, sandra! you have outdone yourself this week.
i always love seeing your birds.
the wing span reflection is great too.

S. Etole said...

Fascinating birds in all their different poses.

Linda said...

Loved seeing these shots! I like the one of the bird's legs and feet and, of course, the other close-up of his patterned head.

ClickNCamera said...

It's been awhile so I'm missing our egrets... Looking forward to the changes... spring excitement ! Great captures!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Am loving your bird show but not the ditch water!

SweetMarie said...

These photos are so pretty! Love the colors in the water! I took pics of some storks down by the airport in a big ditch. Hubby and I didn't know what they were, now we know. They are kinda strange looking, right? Their white and black feathers are so pretty!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ibis are also in these parts at the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge where I took some shots several years ago in warmer weather. They never struck me as "pretty" birds so I stuck to taking photos of other birds I liked better - great blue herons and snow egrets. The only flamingos around these parts are at the zoos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all these birds. The wood storks are a favorite but I also love the egrets and ibis. Great photos!

I am glad you shared this link and post again.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Breathtaking said...

Aren't the legs and feet of the Wood Stork beautiful! Have never noticed this before i saw your first photo. Lovely reflections, and captures of all these great birds.