For the first time in over 50 years, we have a Wood Stork hanging out locally. This is a very rare visitor to Long Island, there have only been something like 20 confirmed reports of them since people started keeping records of such things. It has caused quite a stir throughout the Long Island and down-state new York birding communities. Early this morning, we were able to get to see it from a very close distance with no other people around and just watch it wade around and feed. In the past these birds have been blown up by hurricanes or other large storms, but that was not the case with this one. It just showed up one day about 2 weeks ago. The light was a little tricky this morning and I had to shoot from above on a bridge, so not the greatest pics, but that's the way it goes. This is the map of their known range, they are not a widely distributed species by any means.