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woodstorks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, May 19, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi you all,

    I just received word that the woodstork nests at Ding Darling (5000-10,000 nest) have failed. The woodstorks had to abandon their nests just as their eggs were hatching. They left because waters levels were too high for them to feed. This is not good news for a bird that is already endangered.

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  2. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Beautiful shots, Harry! Too bad about the nesting site :(  -- I sure hope they recover and don't completely lose a nesting season.
     
  3. Very nice images. I always hate to see a bird abandon its nest.
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Don. Unfortunately since they nest only once a year the Ding Darling colony's nesting season is a wash out.
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Harry,

    That's terrible news. I really like this species. I hope that the ones around your side of the state do OK.

    Very nice shots BTW.
     
  6. Such sad news, after being hit with the devastation of the hurricanes last year, Darling has had its share of problems. Feel bad for all the young hatchlings - what a sorry end.
    Great shots, Harry, esp #3 with the reflection.
    Cheers, Sandi
     
  7. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Gordon
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful Images Harry,
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Frank,

    The ones over here seem to be doing better. Our colonies are not as large.
     
  10. WOW, nice going!! The second shot is my favorite because of the colors on the wings!! Well done, Harry!! :D  :D  :D 
     
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