Spoonbills In The Afternoon
Here are a few spoonie shots from yesterday afternoon in the salt marsh.
In the last photo you can see a group of wood storks feeding in the background.
It was a busy day out there too. We had black skimmers, a couple of alligators, assorted egrets, ibis, and herons, and naturally Radar was there to oversee it all. I’ll have to post some shots of our head egret in charge soon, he is quite the character!
Ballerina with flying pink tutu skirt so full of grace. Or something like that.
That sounds about right. Pretty much anything pink and flying is gonna be fun.
Sounds like you had a great assortment to choose from. The Spoonbill is gorgeous.
It was a busy day out there and I almost went with the skimmers for today but the pink birds won out.
Quite an afternoon. Wonderful photos Phil!
Thank you Adrian and yes I had to spend more time then usual editing yesterday’s batch!
Great incoming shots, Phil.
I agree with Steve.
Thanks a bunch Steve.
Good plan, he knows what he’s talking about! 🙂
Glad you like them!
Beautiful series Phil! You very skillfully capture the beauty of all species. Thanks!!
I appreciate you looking and commenting and glad you like these spoonie shots!
The colors continue to amaze me, Phil. So vibrant and the way you’ve captured them coming in for a landing is great.
They are fun colorful birds and are always a treat for us when some arrive. Thanks for checking these out.
The colors are so beautiful, where do they go in the winter??? Do they stay in the salt marsh or go further south???? Great shots Phil!!!!
In the past we have had some stay as long as late Nov. but you never know, this year has been kind of out of whack with previous years. They will likely fly to southern Florida or around the southern gulf area.
Thanks, glad you liked the spoonie shots!
The light and the contrasts in these shots is glorious, Phil! Hope the spoonies stay a while!
Thank you Maggie and yes we also hope they stay around for a while too. Last year we had two or three stay until the second week of Nov. but not sure this year, everything was off schedule.
Great shots of the spoonbill, Phil. Its colour reminds me of a flamingo!
Regards from Germany, Uwe.
Thank you very much and we often hear people refer to them as flamingos the first time they see them. There are not a lot of pink birds so I can certainly understand. I am happy to see you visit here from Germany! 🙂
The goofy pink birds are always welcome. Love seeing them. Really can’t get over their feet – so funny. Enjoyed all the photos, and the last one with muted wood storks in the background.
You are right! They do have funny feet! Ha! And yes, you just gotta love a big goofy pink bird. 🙂
Shots one and 2 for me especially like the colour contrast of the first shot
Thanks a million for checking these out Scott and so glad to hear you enjoyed them!
I love these photo’s. Always look forward to seeing your Spoonbills. 🙂
There is just something about these pink birds that keeps me going back for more time with them. I always take tons of shots I know will likely never see the light of day but can’t help myself. Today it is raining and I won’t go over to see if they are around so I sit here and wonder what they are up to.
Phil, I have just recently gotten on the mailing list and have enjoyed the daily images very much. I am only at the beach on weekends and am envious of all your great shots. Love seeing the spoonies doing something besides eating.
Thank you for your kind words Anne and I’m very happy you like seeing the spoonbill photos, they certainly are fun to watch and photograph.
If you like to see them doing something other then eating, please feel free to check out this recent post: 🙂