We had a very active weekend over at the marsh. On Saturday, ten spoonbills arrived and they began feeding together as a group in the salt marsh! In the second group photo you can see the deer antler sticking up out of the water as the tide was still falling.
Our injured friend was among the group and I am happy to report that he is doing much better and continues to feed and fly normally. We saw him flying all over the place this weekend and at one point he even got into a small scuffle with another spoonie.
Then yesterday we had eight white pelicans show up in the marsh pond. They started out standing around in a group with the wood storks, but eventually began to slowly float back and forth hunting for fish. A spoonbill watches some of the big pelicans with a curious look in his eye as it’s possible he has never seen these large birds before.
And of course I can’t forget our good pal Mr. A who at times like this tends to get a bit lost in the shuffle. With all the excitement about the spoonbills he was not commanding his usual attention and those consequences won’t be good for anybody. But he was also active (well at certain times) this weekend keeping an eye on everything and everyone and also managed to get in a little fishing.
Yes indeed, very busy weekend for us all!