An early spring sight, and something more unusual.
Wood Storks and Wild Azalea, OPF 2023-01-31
We’re used to wild azaleas, Rhododendron canescens, blooming around now. Plenty of buds promise more flowers after this first one.
But the other sight was more unusual.
Wild Azalea, Rhododendron canescens,
A pair of wood storks, roosting on a dead tree.
Wood Storks, Mycteria Americana
These Mycteria Americana seem to like this beaver pond.
Movie: Preening Wood Storks (21M)
The beavers killed that tree when they made this pond on Redeye Creek.
Movie: Wood Storks and beaver pond (36M)
No birds of unusual size in the next beaver pond upstream.