Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Wood Stork knocks a Spoonbill off its perch!

Roseate Spoonbill and Wood Stork, St Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida

With the density of birds at the St Augustine Alligator Farm wild bird rookery, some conflict is inevitable. There is competition for nesting materials, nest spots, and, in this case, perches. This is the tallest bare tree in the rookery, and a favored perch for resting birds. One or two Roseate Spoonbills generally occupy it…but on occasion a Wood Stork decides to take it…and there is, of course, no contest. The Stork is bigger (and scarier), and easily displaces the Spoonbill. Such is life. Sony RX10iv at 490mm. Program mode: 1/1000th @ f7.1 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos and assembled in FrameMagic.