Watching over baby storks at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
Spring has always meant baby chicks and in South Florida, those chicks can be gawky, awkward, noisy with begging calls, baby wood storks.
Perched high up the tree, a male wood stork monitors the nest. Wood stork nests are primarily built in trees that stand in water in Florida.
One of the best places to see wood storks and other wading birds nesting up close around March is Wakodahatchee Preserve in Delray Beach, Florida.
At Wakodahatchee, dozens of nesting wood stork pairs are visible from the boardwalk. One tree island that appears to be the hot neighborhood for young stork families is no more than 15 feet from the boardwalk.
Also known as the snake bird or water turkey, the anhinga is a year-round resident of Florida.The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.
An American White Ibis wades through the marshes of Florida
One of the venomous snakes of Florida is the Cottonmouth, a close relative of the copperhead, also known as the water moccasin.