Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill - click to enlarge

Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill

I stayed up and away here to get a wide shot of this Spoonbill feeding.

Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill - click to enlarge
Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill – click to enlarge

I have seen this before. First the bird scoops up and fills it’s beak with water.

Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill - click to enlarge
Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill – click to enlarge

Next he will almost spit it out between his closed bill.

Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill - click to enlarge
Little Tasty Morsels, Spoonbill – click to enlarge

Finally release all the water, eat whatever he found…and repeat.

They are sifting out small shrimp, insects, fish. It’s no wonder they dig around all day.

 

 

 

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