Dropping In Unexpectedly
Yesterday evening we were watching this adult spoonbill who, along with a snowy egret, was quietly picking around in the salt marsh at low tide. Suddenly we saw both spoonie and snowball whip their heads up with the spoonie widely opening his yap. Quickly we realized what caused them to get so alert, another spoonbill, this one a youngster had just come swooping in to join the party. At first we thought the adult spoonbill was all excited because he was happy to see the juvie show up. But in a short time we would discover that “happy” may not have been at all the feeling of our pink friend.
What happened later is a post for another day…
Awesome shots, Phil! Can’t wait for the next episode 😉
Thanks Gracie! I’ll probably post that up in the next day or two. 🙂
“What happened later is a post for another day…”
Again and again and again … another day! PHIL! My lifetime is limited! 😛
But the pictures are great at all! ▲
Please try to hold on and still be around for the next episode! 🙂
Thanks I’m glad you liked these pics!
It’s a must have to let everbody know that you’re entering a room. 😉
It must have needed to tell everyone in the marsh that it arrived.. 🙂
I can’t handle the suspense!! But love the photos, Phil. Just can’t get over those pink birds. I want to see one some day!!
Heh heh, thanks Deb! Those pink birds can sure draw a crowd too, it was busy out there last night.. 🙂
They are just gorgeous when they have their wingspan spread out.
Yes that’s true, the undersides of their wings particularly seem to be a brighter pink.
Nice shot of pink! I guess the adult was telling the young one to find his own spot.
Glad you like our pink friends and yes that was pretty much it, the adult didn’t seem to mind the ibis and the snowys that were all over, he took exception to the young spoonie showing up to feed in *his* area.
Great shots Phil, those pink birds are really special.
Thanks Jan and yes those pink birds sure are fun to see and photograph.
What gorgeous birds these are, Phil. Thanks for the story behind your amazing pics. I wait with baited breath for more. 🙂
I should have the next installment ready to go in a day or two I expect. In the meantime I have…you guessed it, more alligators! What fun. 😀
That should have read, ‘with bated breath’. I think ‘baited’ breath might be a trifle smelly. 😆
Sounds about like an aroma I detected the last time Mr. A walked right up on me. 😯 🙂
Beautiful. But I see you sowing dissension in the ranks again.
Glad you like our pink visitors. I’m never the one to stir things up or create controversy of any type. 😛
The do look funny with that beak!
Thanks Hans and yes they do indeed look quite goofy!
The mystery…. you have us on the edge of our seats. 😉
Could still be a couple days… part two of the story may be preempted by alligators. 😀
Oh you’re such a tease! 🙂
Me?!? heh heh heh 😛
Great pictures and story! From the look on the adult spoonie’s face, the young one probably should have thought discretion was the better part of valour and found somewhere else to feed!
That seemed to be the impression the adult was giving later on…
thanks Maggie. 🙂
Oh Phil, you can’t leave it there…..
Part two could be a few days off yet…I have alligators and anhingas, and wood storks and… 😀
Well ,that will make us keep popping back to your page 😛
Looking forward to the next posting to see what happened!
Stay tuned to this channel, production on part two is beginning soon. 🙂
They’re gorgeous. I love all the hits of pink. 🙂
I love this bird. They have so much character and your images are wonderful. The egret looked less fazed.