Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill

Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill

A few were perched in the trees near a rice field.

Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill
Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill

The water is high so this may be the last we see them around the marshes until things dry out.

Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill
Looking Over The Rice Fields, Spoonbill

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.

 

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