It was late February and I was going to be near north Tampa so I threw my camera in the car and stopped by the rookery before heading home. The nice thing about this one is that I can park on the side of the road and step out and start taking pictures. I knew it was too early for any babies but wanted to see how the nesting was going. There were tons of woods storks on the rookery and on the side of the pond.
They were all busy flying in and out of the rookery. I love how they hover with their landing gear down.
Most were busy getting sticks for the nest. You can really see the purple feathers in the top one.
There were a lot of couples and both were working on the nest. Many were already sitting on eggs.
The cutest little muscovy duck family came swimming by, staying close to Mom.