Spoonbills Dancing Around - click to enlarge

Spoonbills Dancing Around

Most wading birds, ones that walk and fish in shallows, use the same tricks. The best is to kick and dance in the mud.

Spoonbills Dancing Around - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Dancing Around – click to enlarge

Here a few took it to a new level, they ran full speed in the mud.

Spoonbills Dancing Around - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Dancing Around – click to enlarge

Added to this performance is the ‘wing flap’ method. This seems to help them keep balance.

Spoonbills Dancing Around - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Dancing Around – click to enlarge

In bright sun the wing shade helps birds see under the surface.

Spoonbills Dancing Around - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Dancing Around – click to enlarge

All this is effective for the Spoonbills, and entertaining for the photographers.

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