Immediate disclaimer here ! I had no control, or special position, that gave me this shot. Photographing birds head on, especially tall thin ones, rarely gets anything worth keeping. Most of us don’t even bother.
That said, Spoonbills fly with their head lowered when landing. That’s exactly what happened here.
Best viewed large.
As the Spoonbill landed he turned to drop down into the marsh.
As you can tell I was happy to get these frontal flight shots. The profiles of the birds unique bill is clearly seen here.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.