Happy 2019!

Well…I can’t believe another year has passed and most excitingly, in wildlife world, we still have some Roseate Spoonbills hanging around the marsh.

It’s been 10 years since the spoonies have regularly started visiting the area, and in all that time they have never stayed later than a day or two into December, and now we have a surprising New Year’s Day appearance!

Now we are wondering if some will think about staying through the winter rather heading south as they normally have in the past.

In any case, we are thrilled they seem to be happy with their January home at least for now.

Also had to include one of the ‘regulars’ a great blue heron, that remains a constant source of beauty and amusement.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

37 thoughts on “Happy 2019!

  1. Happy New Year to you too. Love your photos and especially ones of the Spoonbills. I’m glad they have stayed this long. Jacqui and I have missed seeing your photos so it was a pleasant surprise to get your email. Hopefully we will run into you out on the Causeway. I’m still in NC but visit Huntington Beach State Park whenever I can get to SC. Have a great Year, Phill. And please keep sending your photos when you can. Becky
    On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 4:54 PM Phil Lanoue Photography wrote:
    > Phil Lanoue posted: “Well…I can’t believe another year has passed and > most excitingly, in wildlife world, we still have some Roseate Spoonbills > hanging around the marsh. It’s been 10 years since the spoonies have > regularly started visiting the area, and in all that time th” >

    • Hi Becky! Thanks much for checking out the spoonies and appreciate your reply. As of today we still have three that have been coming and going, mostly in the mornings. We went over earlier looking for alligators and there were a few sleeping in the swamp off the straight road. Hope to see y’all soon.

  2. Happy New Year to you as well, Phil.

    Glad to hear from you again !

    On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 4:54 PM Phil Lanoue Photography wrote:

    > Phil Lanoue posted: “Well…I can’t believe another year has passed and > most excitingly, in wildlife world, we still have some Roseate Spoonbills > hanging around the marsh. It’s been 10 years since the spoonies have > regularly started visiting the area, and in all that time th” >

  3. Wonderful to see your post, Phil! A Happy New Year to you and Alyce! Have the spoonbills stayed because the weather is milder? You deserve it after the hurricane. Love the beautiful blue heron – such a favourite!

    • Hi Maggie, thanks very much for your wonderful comments and we are all surprised to still have three spoonies staying in the area in January, it’s a new record. Yes the weather has been milder and our biggest hope is that eventually some decide to stay and breed here.
      It’s been an incredibly rough Summer for me, I’ll have to write you soon. Things a bit better now. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks a million for your kind comments and hope all is well. Glad you liked the fluffed up GBH!
      We went out this morning hoping to spot some alligators to post but only saw a few napping in the marsh weeds.
      Best to you in 2019!

  4. As always Phil beautiful shots, I’m hoping they do stick around for the winter. OH Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  5. Happy 2019 to you Phil…and so very glad to see you and your lovely images again!! I love spoonbills. Although I confess to hoping to see some other pink birds in the wild aka the American Flamingo!! Maybe!!

  6. Happy New Year, Phil! It’s great to see this post. I hope you will continue. I love to see your beautiful photography!

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