Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Stork/Bad Egret




Here you have my entry for this week! The first one is 'Good Stork'. You probably think that having a big stork standing in your dead 'Charley Tree', is bad.



No, having a Great Egret standing on the roof is BAD! Especially when you see what it left on the shingles.

If you noticed when I first posted my Camera Critters, I had a title 'Good Stork/Bad Stork. Kind of catchy, huh? Well thanks to Fishing Guy, who pointed out that the second photo was not a stork, but a Great Egret instead. He was so right! So, there goes the comparison of good and bad Storks. But, the Great Egret was bad because it left that unsightly mess on the roof. It has taken the entire rainy season and a couple of Tropical Storms to get rid of it. I guess Mother Nature does take care of everything. :-) Thanks Fishing Guy!

28 comments:

i beati said...

very Florida sandy

Carletta said...

The stork on top of the house is so 'the stork brings the baby' kinda story! :)
Love that silhouette!

Salty said...

I guess some folks would like to find a stork standing on their roof :)

When I visited Lakeland this past winter I was taken by the prehistoric apperance of the wood storks face.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... I don't think I have seen a stork before... so seeing a stork either way would be neat but I can imagine the mess it would leave on the roof... but these are awesome photos!
Thanks for visiting mine today.. I really appreciate it! =)
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fishing guy said...

Tootie: The first on is a stork but that second on looks like a Great White Egret. Look at the difference in the beak. Great show they are putting on for you.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

And that's why you shouldn't mind having your house TP'd.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never seen a stork except in photos...and, although it makes total sense, it never occurred to me that to have one on the roof could be kinda messy. ;-)

June said...

I can just imagine...I've seen the scratching they do in the wild.

Rayne said...

Goodness! That's not a nice thing to leave behind.

Tootie said...

You are right! Thanks! I didn't pay close enough attention. When I searched back for some photos I was thinking I had two of storks and didn't even look that close. The big mess it left on the roof is what had my attention. :-) Boy, that sure ruins my nifty title, huh? :-)) There were a couple of days where there were 8 or 10 storks sitting in that tree. It is a very tall Australian Pine tree that got mostly uprooted during Huricane Charley. It is kind of an eye sore, but the birds love it.

Rambling Woods said...

A little white wash huh? Nice photos...

Ashrunner said...

Storks and egrets...wow! Must be nice having yardbirds like them...as long as they leave the shingle alone. 8v)

babooshka said...

Ecxellent shots. Not your average garden bird.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos.

Misty Dawn said...

I love this post - you had me cracking up laughing about what he left on your roof... sorry, it's not funny, but it kinda is hehehe

ratmammy said...

i guess i wouldn't know an egret from a stork.. i didn't notice the first time! haha! great post.

Teena in Toronto said...

Great shots!

Gattina said...

When I was a child we had quite often storchs on roofs, now it's a long time I haven't seen any. Can't even remember !

Aileni said...

A bird's gotta do what a bird's gotta do... :)

Lapa37 said...

Cool pictures it must be neat to see such huge birds up close.Fishing guy is the best isn't he..thanks for visiting my place.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Thank you for your recent visit, I'm glad you enjoyed my stories ;)

Kelly said...

What beautiful photos! The stork is so regal looking.

kbguy said...

Wow ! This island is like a mini zoo ! Sure looks intersting.

Reader Wil said...

I've never had a stork on my roof but one day before my second child was born I was having coffee with a friend in my backyard and suddenly a stork flew over our heads. So I like your stork or egret on your roof! It brings back good memories!

Jeanne said...

hehe I wouldn't really know the difference between them myself. Catchy title all the same and cool pictures. Isn't it funny about cleaning up after a bird. We had one leave an offering on our bedroom window that we're still waiting for the rains to get rid of.

marLou said...

There are Egrets here by me but not Storks. Wish I can get a shot like you did.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Thanks for visiting my site: I'll definitely bookmark yours on my reader. It's really nice to have a fellow nature blogger so close.

ChrissyM said...

I've never seen a stork in person before. What lovely photo's, not something most people wake up to every day.