The Superhero Of The Marsh
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… well… it is actually a bird, but no ordinary bird, it’s our hero Mr. Grumpy! Yes indeed everyone’s favorite cranky spoonbill was out again this morning flying across the marsh pond, then out into the salt marsh, then back to the pond. He was everywhere, performing the impossible at each location! At one point he even stopped for a nap. Wow! This guy can do it all!
Wonderful BIF shots Phil.
Thanks so much Jan I’m really happy you liked these spoonbill flights.
What a beauty! Is he due to move on soon? Are there still other spoonbills around the marsh?
He is a pretty bird Deb. They may indeed move on soon. As the night’s and mornings get cooler they may leave us and head south. That’s part of the reason I get out there every chance I get to look for them. Just got back from watching five juvies nap. Not the most exciting photos ever. 😉 Our pal Mr. Grumpy was way across the pond by himself so we saw six total tonight.
Thanks so much for the kind comment!
I’m glad you enjoyed these Sue, thanks!
Oh yes,he definitely deserves ‘Super Hero’ status. 😀 The coolest bird in the marsh. 😎 Great shots, Phil.
Oh he is super cool Sylvia! Just ask him! 🙂
Glad you liked the flight shots of our friend.
He looks so congenial while flying. Nice stuff, Phil.
He does look like a nice well mannered bird while in flight doesn’t he? Actually he got along great this morning with a young spoonbill and about 80 wood storks and another 50 birds of various species.
He probably was in a better mood 🙂 Tow gorgeous shots, Phil!
Well this morning he seemed to be in a great mood. He was quite cordial to a young spoonbill that was feeding with him. I was kind of surprised actually. But this evening we had five juvie spoonies all in a group but our cranky friend stayed on the other side of the pond and never flew over to join them.
Ooops, tow 😕 two actually. Our cranky friend doesn’t like “social network” 😀
I wonder if he has seen the error of his ways as lately he seems to be getting along with everybody. Can it last?! 🙂
Thanks very much for looking and commenting I greatly appreciate it.
These shots really showed off his elderly green noggin. Great shots indeed!
That’s how we can always pick him out he is the only adult with the green ‘old man’ head. 🙂
Glad you liked these shots Gunta!
Fantastic shots. That eye looks so good.
They do have sort of a popeye but it lights up a bright red nicely when hit by sunlight at the right angle.
I appreciate you checking out these spoonie flights, thanks.
the 1st picture is my favorit! Great work, amazing shot!
Wish you a nice week
So glad you enjoyed these moni, thanks much!
I love these photos. He is one magnificent creature and you are one great photographer. What a pair!
Well I let him do all the work I just stand around and hope to capture some of it. Thanks a bunch! 🙂
You are too modest. I think you two have a working relationship. Not many wild birds would do all that he does for your camera.
Mr. Grumpy is so stylish, isn’t he? I’m glad you guys are taking every chance to capture these beautiful shots of them as they may be moving soon for winter I imagine. Love his colors, and the detail, against that background. The colors are so perfectly complimentary!
Oh he is extremely stylish! If you ask him he will tell you. 😉
Yes I do not know how much longer they will stick around especially as it gets cooler at night here. Although back in 2009 we had a couple that stayed through Nov.
What a character!
Stunningly beautiful! Breathtaking shots, Phil!
What lens did you use? This is amazing photos!