Wading with Purpose

He (or she) is on the large size of the bird scale. At a height of up to five feet and a wing-span of nine feet — they earn a little respect.

You’ll find them in African wetlands. Prowling and wading as they gather fresh fish, crabs, and frogs for their dinner. Poke. Snap. Gulp. A pair of birds will stake their claim to an area and keep the fishing rights for themselves. And they will set up housekeeping near the top of a sturdy tree. Large bird = large nest. And the family can range from one to five chicks to feed and teach and send out on their own.

Saddle-billed Stork

Unlike in the fanciful stories told to children — he will not bring a new baby to your house.  However, he would appreciate a little respect to his natural habitat.

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