The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge

The Spoonbill Tree

The first time I ever saw a Roseate Spoonbill was on this tree. Most every bird in these marshes will rest here, but it’s still known as the Spoonbill Tree.

The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge
The Spoonbill Tree – click to enlarge

This day I think the most at any time was maybe 4 Spoonbills. I have seen it with up to 20, and that is a circus.

The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge
The Spoonbill Tree – click to enlarge

Several Great Egrets landed for a while.

The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge
The Spoonbill Tree – click to enlarge

A White Ibis stayed  longer than all the others.

The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge
The Spoonbill Tree – click to enlarge

The Spoonbills watch us watching them. There is enough water between the dike and this small island for them to feel comfortable.

The Spoonbill Tree - click to enlarge
The Spoonbill Tree – click to enlarge

At one point I left to walk further down the dike and a large clap of thunder shook all of us. They tree emptied out. We left too since it is not a great place to ride out a storm.

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