10 November 2007


Usually you find my low quality photos on this blog but today I'm going to share some Roseate Spoonbill photos that were taken at Green Cay this past week by Burt Barnett. Spoonbills are not uncommon in Florida but they are pretty rare at our wetlands. I've always attributed this to the freshwater. Most of the Spoonbills I've seen were on mud flats or salt marshes. Nevertheless, we had 4 Roseate Spoonbills join us for an afternoon snack this week.

At first it seemed like just another flyover and then they softly glided down and landed in the water. After feeding for an hour or so they jumped up on the boardwalk and gave our visitors some great looks. I wish these birds would visit more often.

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