OK, so it wasn’t the most graceful take off. It wasn’t planned though. More like a push off the tree.
The Spoonbill was minding his own business when another did the typical ‘king of the hill’ thing they do. The first bird pretty much just fell into the air.
Like I said, no points here for style.
He did recover nicely and moved off to another spot in the island rookery.
(BTW, Christmas is a town)