Wood Storks in the Spring
CICONIIFORMES. CICONIIDAE. Mycteria americana. Wood Storks. La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Gainesville, Florida. 2013.
I don't know if this is a mating pair or rival males, but they were squabbling and knocking their huge bills together. It was an astonishing sound and scene. I cropped this to get a closer look at the two main birds, but there were more than 20 wood storks in this flock. When I moved closer they flew off in a rush of wings.