Field of Wood Storks and Jabirus

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Traveling from Laguna del Lagarto to the Natural Lodge in Cano Negro, we were probably 80% of the way there when we ran across this field filled with Wood Storks, with a scattering of Jabiru, a few Great Egrets and one (not shown) Roseate Spoonbill. Even my guide had never seen such an assemblage. With the difference in size, it had the feeling of a bunch of Wood Stork workers and a few Jabiru supervisors walking around.

Specific Feedback

Anything. The second image is just a cell phone snapshot to show the crowd.

Technical Details

Sony A1, FE 200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 581 mm, monopod, f/9, 1/2000, iso 2000. Processed in LR & PS CC. Modest crop to eliminate parts of Wood Storks. Taken February 21st at 1:26 P.M.

What an interesting bird Dennis. Another in a wonderful series. The neck is intriguing. It looks like it swallowed a balloon. It feels really big in the frame, and it sounds like they are a very big bird.

Thanks for sharing this interesting looking bird. Nice pose and handling of the blacks and whites.

@Ed_Williams Adult males can reach 5 feet tall in this species and weigh nearly 20 lbs. It’s the largest flying bird in Central/South America.

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That’s a heck of a bill on this bird - don’t think I would stand in his/her way. Nice details on the black and white on the bird. Really interesting creature. Well seen and taken.

Very interesting bird, Dennis. I’m guessing that the strange neck holds a crop for frogs, etc. Remove the in-focus top of a stalk visible half-way down its back?

Thanks, MIke. I didn’t even see that one.