Geena in her window Sometimes, I watch turtles; other times, deer, and alligators. I enjoy the bluebirds, ibises, and wrens. Then, this ugly bird comes through. Everyday, at the same time! My beautiful view gets....well....it turns not so beautiful. At first glance, I see a very tall birds which marches across my lawn and heads toward the lagoon. It is very graceful. At first, from far away, you may think "wow, that is certainly a lovely bird...."....NOT! It has a face only a mother could love. A lovely body, like a flamingo; and then, ugliness. It looks like a supermodel with Jimmy Durante's face.
I looked up this walking contradiction and found it to be a Wood Stork. Wood Storks were almost extinct a few years ago and are from Florida. However, the bird that once only had 11 breeding pairs in South Carolina a few years ago are making a comeback. I am honored to have it making this comeback in my yard.....who knew?
So, welcome my large friend! May you enjoy it here.