I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
“Out of the way boys, I’m coming through.”said the spoonbill last night as he jumped up out of the marsh pond and flew over this group of wood storks.
Seems like there’s always one of them in every crowd. 😉
Yup, always is. 😀
Another stunning spoony shot Phil. It’s been a real treat, seeing all these wonderful birds, but especially the pink spoonbills, this summer. Have there been more this year than previously? When will they begin to migrate to their winter grounds?
So glad you have been enjoying the spoonie shots, I have more upcoming for the weekend.
There have been not only more spoonbills here this summer but they are around more reliably. We had small groups or individuals out almost every day since late June which has been a real treat for us. Back in 2009 we had a couple stay through Nov. so hoping we get a few diehard holdouts again this year. 🙂
I have not seen more then two or three at one time in a couple weeks now so it’s likely some have moved on already.
Saw two this morning.
Showing off those pink wings!!
Oh of course, they know they look pretty. 🙂
That’s great. What a show-off.
Absolutely. If you got it flaunt it, and they sure do flaunt it. 🙂
He is a real entertainer, Mr Spoonbill … I just love him 🙂 // Maria 🙂
So glad you like seeing our pink friends Maria! 🙂
Great shot Phil.
Glad you enjoyed this one Jan!
Prevale su tutti, anche per lo splendido colore rosa. Bellissima foto Phil
Ciao, buona giornata
Grazie Pat. Sono contento che ti piace l’uccello rosa. 😀
Fantastic shot. The wood storks don’t seem to be impressed by his show.
No, those wood storks are impressed by very little it seems. I was impressed but the wood storks…not so much. 🙂
Well, hopefully there will be no hard landing! 😛
That’s what the wood storks are hoping. Don’t need a big pink bird landing on your head.
Don’t you love the completely unconcerned look on the storks’ faces, Phil?!
Oh I know, that’s the best part for sure Maggie! The wood storks are rarely impressed by anything, but…if a helicopter flies over head they go into a full blown panic! 😯 😀 They do not like helicopters at all.
Great capture, Phil! I guess it’s still warm for them there and wonder when will they begin to migrate?
We should get close to 80 this weekend with sunny skies Amy and the spoonbills like that weather. Back in 2009 we had a couple stay through Nov. It would be great if we had some stick around that long this year. 🙂
Very cool, Phil! We want them to stay longer, so we get to see more beautiful photos of Mr.A and our bird friends 🙂 Happy weekend.
I’m really happy to see some still hanging around, I figure they must like it here. So I’m optimistic they will be here a few more weeks. I did see two this morning including our friend Mr. Cranky. Also saw a few alligators but their season is winding down as well.
Cool! Mr. Cranky may want to hanging around as long as he can… need to stay in control 😀
Astonishingly, Mr. Cranky got along great with everybody this morning! Even another spoonbill! 😯 Could we be seeing the all new Mr. Cranky version 3.0?! 😀
Not leaving much clearance room is he?! He just wanted to make sure he dripped water on as many of them as possible. 🙂
No extra charge for the cold shower. 🙂
I often see birds duck when another one flies close overhead but these storks don’t care.
I have never seen a Spoonbill! Amazing.
They are amazing birds and I never get tired of watching and photographing them. I saw two this morning and just had to bang off yet more shots.
Thanks for stopping by!
The PINK – THE PINK!!!
Gotta love the pink!
As the older gentleman at The Beacon in Spartanburg used to call out, “Make a hole!”.
Perfect caption for this! Thanks Becky! 🙂
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