Spoonbills Surprise Everybody
We had a few spoonbills show up in the marsh this evening which was a bit of a shock because we had practically given up on seeing any this summer.
Unfortunately they mostly stayed way back against the far edge of the pond area except for a brief visit to the salt marsh.
At one point it seemed an egret was as surprised as the rest of us when three spoonies came by interrupting his preening session. The egret gave them a look as if he was thinking…”what the heck are these goofy pink things?!”
In any case it was good seeing some of our pink visitors and hopefully they will decide to stick around for a while!
Very good captures, Phil and hope the Spoonbills hang around for you!
Thanks for looking and so far they are still here!
They show up very nicely against that background.
It was a nice setting, I just wish they were in closer.
I never get tired of seeing the pink goofballs! 😀
Your ‘patience’ was finally rewarded, Phil. 🙂 Great shots. That Egret looks a bit nonplussed. 😕
Yes and I resisted giving them a good scolding for showing up late. I was happy to see them and all is forgiven.
But they better not pull this stunt again next summer! 😳
Great to see them back – they add a beautiful splash of colour to the marsh!
They really do brighten up the place. Better then adding curtains!
Great shots. I have seen some white spoonbills here in New Zealand
It is interesting how they differ so much from the ones we see here in the states.
Beautiful captures, love the colors and they are such unique birds of beauty.
These birds will literally stop traffic if they feed near the causeway! 😀
Such spectacular creatures, love the photos.
Thanks a bunch Charlie, glad you liked seeing our pink visitors that (finally) got here.