Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food

Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food

Spoonbills fish different than most any other wading bird.

Prey is small fish, crustaceans, and insects that may be in the shallows or mud. To catch them a Spoonbill will walk and quickly swing their head back and forth, stirring up the water.

Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food
Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food – click to enlarge

When in a group the water all around is stirred up.

Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food
Spoonbill Fishing, Sifting For Food – click to enlarge

Sometimes they will just charge straight ahead without looking. They do find fish that way, they crash a bit too.

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