A few were perched in the trees near a rice field.
The water is high so this may be the last we see them around the marshes until things dry out.
Spoonbills are like the ‘Canary in a coal mine’ for keeping track of the health of their environment. They require clean, flowing water, not deeper than around 6 – 8 inches. Which is exactly what the Florida water shed should be, as well as the Lowcountry.
The environmental protection agencies track Spoonbill closely.