Saturday, December 03, 2011

Milky Stork at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

A wet Sunday morning after rain in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve where I captured this two lovely birds with their reflection in the water.

They are Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea,  Alt. names: Milky Stork, Milky Wood Stork or Southern Painted Stork,  they are predominantly coastal residents in the mangrove forests.
I captured them standing quietly in a low-tide channel in the middle of the reserve. Maybe it was still early in the morning, they were a bit lazy, not much movement. I knew very little about these big birds but know that they were pretty rare in the wild, I believe they are free-flying escapes from Jurong Bird Park to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

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eileeninmd said...

Your Milky Storks are cool looking birds. Great sighting and photos.

Anonymous said...

How lovely with the reflections!

Pat said...

I love Storks! The reflections in the water are beautiful.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous photos of the storks.

Snap said...

WOW! Great shots of the Milky Stork ...something we don't see everyday! Happy Critter Day!

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous photos!
The storks are so beautiful, love the photos.
Have a great day.