Feb 27 2011
What is this wood stork doing?
Is he yawning? Is he calling to a passing bird? Is he about to cast a pellet? Do wood storks even have pellets?
I checked Cornell’s Birds of North America Online and they said of the wood stork, “No information on pellet-casting.” However, wood storks eat fish so they might need to regurgitate fishbones.
I prefer to think he’s smiling for the camera.
(photo by Chuck Tague)