In a rare May occurrence for our area, three Roseate Spoonbills came gliding into the salt marsh this morning.
We normally don’t see spoonbills until July or even later in the summer.
These were mature adult birds too, not the young pale juveniles we most often see.
Seeing some of our pink friends early was quite a welcome and pleasant surprise!
After landing in the marsh among the oyster beds, the spoonies hung around for a short time fishing and preening.
The last we saw they were headed north to parts unknown, and although we hope they stick around, I strongly suspect they were only passing through. They stayed for barely 30 minutes, before taking off into the bright blue morning sky.
The last photo shows our good pal Mr. A! But what is he looking so chipper about?!? Could it be something he has hidden beneath him under the swirling water?!? Well tune in tomorrow to find out what has our boy so excited. 🙂