About a month ago I met one of the oddest, ugliest birds I've encountered yet: the wood stork.
I wish I'd had a camera with me. The pictures I've found of it online don't seem to do it justice. The effect in person is more striking--it's one of those so-ugly-it's-endearing kind of faces--almost goofy--really, just odd.
An artist named Vickie Henderson did a nice portrait in watercolor:
I've had a couple previous posts of "Something Beautiful To Look At"--lovely images to put up in my office. This is something ugly-beautiful I'm going to put up. These odd bald birds really make me smile.