Wood Stork (12)
|Went to our local Wetland Reserve and found this guy way up in a tree! Made a video JUST for YOU GUYS! Hope you enjoy it! click here to see film of WOOD STORK When you click on it, it will bring you to a new window and not take you off of Trek! It's just a short clip I filmed with the camera, really getting a kick out of new technology and hope you enjoy my experimentation! |
Wood storks are tall, white and can be found in freshwater or brackish wetlands and swamps.
They can be identified by their long legs, featherless heads, and prominent bills.
These waders feed on minnows in shallow water by using their bills to perform a rare and effective fishing technique. The stork opens its bill and sticks it into the water, then waits for the touch of an unfortunate fish that wanders too close. When it feels a
fish, the stork can snap its bill shut in as little as 25 milliseconds—an incredibly quick reaction time matched by few other vertebrates.