Flock Of Spoonbills - Click To Enlarge

Flock Of Spoonbills

This is largest flock of Roseate Spoonbills I have seen to date. The marsh at Donnelly WMA (South Carolina, USA) appears to have enough food and shelter to keep them there.

The roseate spoonbill is 71–86 cm (28–34 in) long, with a 120–133 cm (47–52 in) wingspan and a body mass of 1.2–1.8 kg (2.6–4.0 lb).The tarsus measures 9.7–12.4 cm (3.8–4.9 in), the culmen measures 14.5–18 cm (5.7–7.1 in) and the wing measures 32.3–37.5 cm (12.7–14.8 in) and thus the legs, bill, neck and spatulate bill all appear elongated. Adults have a bare greenish head (“golden buff” when breeding) and a white neck, back and breast (with a tuft of pink feathers in the center when breeding), and are otherwise a deep pink. The bill is grey.

The above is provided by Wikipedia.org

Flock Of Spoonbills - Click To Enlarge
Flock Of Spoonbills – Click To Enlarge
Flock Of Spoonbills - Click To Enlarge
Flock Of Spoonbills – Click To Enlarge

Previous articles have featured Spoonbills in flight and individual photographs but getting a group tight together like this has proven difficult.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Flock Of Spoonbills”

    1. Thanks for visiting. And yes, similar to flamingos. Color is the same but a little shorter with a longer wing span. Also the flamingo has not followed the spoonbills further north yet. Coastal South Carolina is as far north as a spoonbill will move also. Both tropical birds, but SC is tropical except for maybe 2 1/2 months. Please search further on this site and you will find other photographs of them. I also have more to review and process in the next few days. Please visit again, thank you.

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