This Spoonbill was doing a hop, or skip, or dance, rather than walk over to the others just a few feet away.
You can see the splashing at the birds feet where he flapped and jumped to get over in a hurry.
Above is the ‘Spoonbill Skip’.
Fast flapping of his wings did get him in the air for a moment.
And finally a kind of two step touch down.
Gotta love these guys.