Roseate Spoonbills, all different ages.
For some reason most the Spoonbills the spring had been juveniles. A young bird has white head feathers and are less pink in color.
Young birds are more likely to adventure off from their rookeries looking for feeding areas. Older birds stay close. BTW, the young spreading out has been the secret to their survival.
If we continue with older birds our populations will grow even more. Considering this tropical bird has been in the Lowcountry for less than 10 years that’s good news.