Attack Of The Spoonbill

Attack Of The Spoonbill

Sometimes I get lucky and all the pieces fall together.

This is a bowl of Spoonbills feeding in their typical ‘group effort’.

Attack Of The Spoonbill
Attack Of The Spoonbill

To photograph this correctly the water needs to be the right depth, and location for me is critical since I need to fit them all in my viewfinder.

Attack Of The Spoonbill
Attack Of The Spoonbill

Obviously I need the group of hungry Spoonbills.

Attack Of The Spoonbill
Attack Of The Spoonbill

They charge ahead as a group, head swaying side to side, and sift the water / mud for small prey.

Attack Of The Spoonbill
Attack Of The Spoonbill

They can move like on a parade ground making turns and marching back and forth over the area.

Attack Of The Spoonbill
Attack Of The Spoonbill

Click and image to enlarge and the details here are better than most photographs. In some you see the birds watching me, in others the nictitating membrane (translucent third eye lid).

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