The Florida native wood storks have a large rookery and come and go as they please, building nests now.
I loved watching the flamingos.
Note the immature one that is still rather brown and white. It is the diet of shrimp and crayfish that creates their bright color.
What a magnificent bill! I have been told that black feathers are stronger and that is why many birds have black wingtips. I wonder if the keratin in the beak is tougher on the end where it is black.
I did not realize that they use it almost upside down for feeding.
Speaking of feathers...
The penguins were a hit, especially with the kids. The coloring of these birds is a better match for rocks and ice and snow and cloudy weather that can be characteristic of their native habitats.
B and I have been to this zoo several times over our decades together. It has grown into quite the attraction.