All three birds are young here.
On the left is a juvenile Tricolored Heron. They breed right around this spot so not surprising to see him.
The Roseate Spoonbills are of different ages, again both young. The Spoonbill in the center will be a full adult next year. The right hand bird is a first year young. Look close you can see the difference in their head. Spoonbills take 3 years to reach breeding age.
The young bird on the right, and others like him were the first clues that the Spoonbill were breeding in the ACE Basin. The second clue was easier, active nests.