Taken in the old rice fields in Donnelley WMA, South Carolina.
It wasn’t that long ago Roseate Spoonbills were never seen this far north. Southern Florida and the Keys were the only places outside Central and South America.
Most likely a combination of climate change and the need for new habitat moved them here.
They many shift a bit south in January, but they are back the end of February, early March.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.