This island spot in a wetlands was popular with both the Roseate Spoonbills and Black Vultures. Part of these trees looked to be the start of a Spoonbill rookery.
I have never gotten a shot like the first photograph. They were all sharing the branches with no issues.
There were plenty of old palms and dead cypress. At times there were at least a dozen vultures with the Spoonbills.
Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Florida.
4 thoughts on “A Few Shared Spaces, Spoonbill, Vultures”
Wow, what a curious combination of birds to be sharing a perch!
I know 😁. Spoonbill will be OK with most any others. Black Vultures though! The winter migration has brought large groups to the Florida marshes. Being only a few hours away we now spend weeks back and forth in the winter.
These are a very unexpected moments. Black Vultures and Spoonbills together?… And it seems that everyone agrees to share one territory. Unique and great photos!
The vultures surprised me. I rarely see them with other birds. There were hundreds around the area, probably from migration.