Spoonbills In September

This morning we received a report that six roseate spoonbills had arrived in the marsh. The information was good news as this has been a fairly dry summer for spoonies, only the occasional quick in and out visitor.

I couldn’t get over until the afternoon and first sighted the group at the far back corner of the marsh pond area which was really too far away and no good for decent photos.

Despite it being yet another typical hot, humid, tropical weather day, I decided to stick around and the patience was rewarded. After a little over an hour, five of the six flew over to a small cove area where relatively up close viewing was possible.

I had a fun time watching these always interesting, colorful, and comical birds as  they went about their business of filling up on fish and whatever else those large spatula bills can scoop up!





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