Spoonbill: Early Evening and Late Evening
Earlier this weekend our one lone remaining spoonbill was out in the marsh going about his business in the usual manner.
Although we have only seen the one in about three weeks now, this spoonie seems quite content with the area. He pals around with the wood storks, gets plenty to eat, and does not seem to miss any of his pink friends.
At one point I was watching him chasing down fish until it got to be late and the sun started to go down. As the setting sunlight cast a golden glow on the water, I took this silhouette photo of our pink visitor with the distinctive spatula shaped bill.
Fantastic photos! I am so jealous that I was not there to see him.
Thank you Vicky, always a treat to see our pink friend.
Thanks, appreciate it.
Great images, Phil. Love the silhouette. 🙂
Thank you for looking Sylvia and glad you like the spoonie!
I always enjoy your photos, Phil. 🙂
I’m very happy to hear that and I always love seeing you around here! 🙂
He looks like he’s dancing in that first shot. Gorgeous!
He was dancing over to grab a fish, but missed it this time. But he had plenty to eat and was stuffed by the time I took that second shot.
These are absolutely beautiful, Phil! The first, with that fantastic reflection and the evening light is so lovely! The second is something else, the silhouette against the molten gold – just glorious! Reminiscent of your swan silhouette! Lucy still has her swan card on her mantelpiece!
Thank you very much fro the kind comments Maggie, I’m thrilled you enjoy seeing to spoonie and nice to know Lucy likes her swan card! 🙂
Love the silhouette~!
I’m glad you liked that one, I don’t do a lot of silhouettes but occasionally an opportunity pops up!
very good shots 🙂
Glad you liked them Jean-Paul!
Beautiful. Why leave if there’s food?
Thanks. And that’s what I said to Alyce the last time we were at a friend’s house for a BBQ cook out and she suggested we should get going.
I hope she agreed!
She eventually came around to my way of thinking. Smart lady. 🙂
The lone big pink guy. Love these colors. Silhouette really shows his bill well! Glad he’s got some wood stork buddies — and at least he’s not Mr. Biting Spoonbill!
Not only us this not the aggressive biting spoonie from last year, this guy is so casual and laud back it’s ridiculous.
I think if I could drive my car over by him and open the back door and invite him out for an all you can eat shrimp buffet he would jump on it in a heartbeat! 🙂