Where Do Babies Come From?

Where Do Babies Come From?

Remember when you were little and surprised the adult responsible for your upbringing with the question, “Where Do Babies Come From?”  The quick answer was “The Stork” brings them. As you grew older, how many cartoon figures do you remember seeing with “The Stork” happily floating in the blue sky wearing a Postman’s cap with a cute little cherub hanging from its beak in a diaper?  “The Stork” shown in this blog is not the one we were told about early in our lives. I suspect it’s retired. 

This blog features a Wood Stork I photographed while it was standing on a small island in a private pond near Corpus Christi, TX.  The Wood Stork is the only native stork found in the US. It is found year-round in Florida and visits elsewhere in the southeast in the summer and along the gulf coast. They have been known to fly as high as 6,000 feet and as far as 50 miles in search of food. A group of Wood Storks are often called “A Clatter of Storks”, “A Muster of Storks” as well as “A Swoop of Storks”.

 

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9 thoughts on “Where Do Babies Come From?”

  1. Wow, what an interesting bird! So good to see you are out about taking pictures and posting them again. Hope to see y’all soon!

  2. Good morning, Mike…I have missed your Wonderful pictures of nature plus our science lessons! ? These pictures are grand, and I love knowing what a group of storks were called!!

    Yes, I am afraid that our old stork has retired!! The dawn of electronics took the fantasy out of many ideas…??

  3. Micheal – so happy to see you back with these lovely photographs. I’ve never heard of a Wood Stork before. Very large bird, I’d say.

  4. Mike, it is good to have the educator back in the teaching mode and allowing us to “see” what we are suppose to learn… Edker

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