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Wood Stork Portrait

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) are one of my favorites of the large waders. He may not be the most handsome bird at the pond, but he certainly has character. Originally known as the Wood Ibis, this large wading bird stands about 4 feet tall and is all white except for some black on the wings and a short black tail. The head and neck are unfeathered. Until the 1960’s, the Wood Stork nested almost exclusively in southern Florida when the population declined by more than 90% due to loss of wetland habitat particularly in the Everglades. In 1984, it was listed as an Endangered Species. Since the mid 1970’s colonies of storks have been forming in central and northern Florida and as far north as the Carolinas. Photographed in Polk County, Florida.

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M Smith 31 Jul 2011

He's very unique; wonderful shot!

Nira Dabush 15 Dec 2009

FANTASTIC.. Your work with birds is super Delores

Doris Blessington 13 Sep 2008

What a beauty!

Greg Dubois 29 Jan 2008

This a beautiful photograph Delores. I especially like the ‘background treatment’ , the way its composed, hmmm’…Very nice, and a bit profound.

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for the kind comment on my Wood Stork image.

cheryl hardy 28 Jan 2008

YOUR WORK IS GREAT...you should submit images as mentioned below.

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my Wood Stork and Spoonbill images.