Saturday, March 7, 2015

Love Nest


I went to the Phoenix Zoo yesterday and I happened to catch these two beauties (and I use that term very, very loosely) tidying up their nest.  Storks are certainly not the prettiest birds around.


But, regardless of their lack of elegance or charm, these two seem to have found each other irresistible.  It looks like there may soon be a baby stork on the way.

18 comments:

Kate said...

AAAW. What a wonderful wildlife capture!

Aimeecakes said...

Ooooh yeah storks freak me out a little bit...

Thérèse said...

Nice capture, especially the second one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! They are a 'homely' pair Sharon but the second shot is kinda cute :)

Judy said...

I haven't been to the zoo in ages! I like the storks and I bet you got some other great shots there too.

Kathy said...

I love going to the zoo. I've been sorta halfway planning a trip to either Dallas or Houston to visit their zoo. Ft. Worth has a good one too I'm told.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen storks except in photos. Yep, I agree they aren't gorgeous but they certainly make interesting photos.

RedPat said...

I've seen the Wood Stork colony in Florida (at the Corkscrew Preserve that Jack has been showing us) and it was certainly a sight to see. And hear - they are very loud!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Spring: when minds turn to love and . . . the inevitable.

Milton Ostetto said...

muito interessante

William Kendall said...

Not pretty, but they've got character!

cieldequimper said...

I actually like storks. The second shot is a perfect Valentine's day photo!!!

Birdman said...

I have to agree. They'd give buzzards a run for the money in the looks department.

Randy said...

Nice shots.

llandudnopictures said...

Great photos!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice couple, the second photo is amazing, Sharon !

José Mendonça said...

Marabus are a bit sinister! I saw them eating Flamingo babies in Kenya... But at the same time they are fascinating birds. Great shots, Sharon!

Jack said...

Personally, I think they are beautiful. In Florida, we have wood storks, which are threatened (one notch less worrisome than endangered). They are big birds with large white bodies and gray necks and heads. They are sometimes seen on my golf course, when I don't have a camera with me. Darn!