Early Spoonbill

Early Spoonbill

A Roseate Spoonbill making a morning visit to a large marsh.

This time of year everything starts early. A normal temperature is in the mid 90’s, out in an open marsh it’s much hotter and very wet.

Later it gets brutal.

Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill

A small group of other Spoonbills, Wood Storks, and few Egret were starting to feed. This bird came in late. I had found a large group of Storks in another marsh earlier but drove here in hopes of finding something closer.

Getting two groups flocking, in tow separate areas is a good sign activity is starting back up. The heat bothers the marsh critters just as much as us.

Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill

Right now the grass and reeds out there are much taller than me. Getting them in flight is the only option until you get luck enough to find an open spot.

Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill
Early Spoonbill

A nice morning back light was a bonus.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

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