For me the best Spoonbill photographs include a few birds mingling together. Too many and the image loses perspective on a subject, just one and (sorry it sounds jaded) it’s like dozens of photographs we have taken before.
I prefer to catch them ‘doing something’. It’s nice to get a pretty pose, but some type of action makes the images interesting.
Here I was standing off on higher ground as a bird flew in to join two others. Just a little movement made the photos.