Roseate Spoonbill, Sharing The Space

Roseate Spoonbill, Sharing The Space

I was focusing on the Spoonbill when he made a sudden U-Turn.

He had noticed some feeding action I was photographing and wanted his share. It didn’t matter I was there before him.

Roseate Spoonbill, Sharing The Space
Roseate Spoonbill, Sharing The Space

Most of the shots here had his wings clipped since he filled the frame at 150 mm, the shortest my lens would go.

Taken on a quick trip to Florida this week. The mature Spoonbills are in full breeding colors now.

6 thoughts on “Roseate Spoonbill, Sharing The Space”

  1. These birds are so cool looking, I have had my first sighting of these birds and was able to get a few photos as we are traveling west. They were in Louisiana. There were darker colored ones in the group with the same curved bill, I have not looked them up yet. I have stacks of photos to go through as we travel.

    1. Most likely the other bird was a Glossy Ibis. Published one today actually πŸ˜ƒ. Mating season for Spoonbills is starting so we took a pass through some close Florida spots.

      Great thing about living in the Lowcountry is not only is it a wildlife haven I can be in Georgia swamps or Florida marshes in a few hours. πŸ‘πŸ‘

    2. Yes, we just missed the spoonbills that come by Louisiana the locals told us. We went to a nature preserve that had ducks I have never seen before. I love finding these swampy areas, so much to see.

  2. Ted, that is a breathtaking photograph! So beautifully created, so artistic! The Roseate Spoon Bill should be very proud of its photograph πŸ™‚

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