The only U.S. native stork, this extremely large bird times its breeding to the dry season (winter) in Florida. During this season, the wood stork can more readily catch food for its young. With its bill held open under water, the stork waits to feel contact from an unsuspecting fish. Quickly clamping its bill closed, it catches its prey.
As the pools shrink during the dry season, bait-fish are more and more concentrated, making it easier to feed its growing young.
Timing is everything!