Evening In The Marsh

Yesterday evening we had our resident dysfunctional loner spoonbill Mr. Cranky Pants feeding in the salt marsh by himself. We saw four or five other spoonbills fly over, but none stopped once they saw who was down there. I guess they decided it’s easier to just avoid their grumpy friend altogether. He did manage to get along OK with a wood stork, so it looks like it’s mostly members of his own species that he has issues with. In any case though,Β  I’m happy he is sticking around. I’m thinking theΒ other spoonbills…not so happy. In the last photo he’s flying off to roost for the night, back lit by setting sunlight.

Spoonbill Evening in the Marsh

Spoonbill Evening in the Marsh

Spoonbill Evening in the Marsh

Spoonbill Evening in the Marsh

Spoonbill Evening in the Marsh

40 thoughts on “Evening In The Marsh

  1. I’m running out of words to praise your amazing pics, Phil, so I found a few more. Take your pick.

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    πŸ˜†

    • I had seen our resident crank go after snowys and ibis but usually only to give them a bit of a snap and then right back to feeding. But yes he gives the most problems to other spoonbills, he is some character all right.
      Wow another person liking that last photo! Excellent. Thanks!

    • I have given up trying to figure out what’s going on inside that bird’s head. I think some of his friends have given up on him too. But maybe he will surprise us and change his ways. ha ha…maybe

  2. Hehe I second everything Sylvia had to say πŸ˜€ This is the third time I entered this post today and I forgot to comment every time.. that’s how impressed I was πŸ™‚

    • Ha! It is tempting to just give a quick little grab on those tail feathers in the second shot isn’t it?! πŸ™‚
      I’m very happy you liked that last shot, I came very close to not including it but glad I did.

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