While not known for their speed or agility they can fool you sometimes.
When he started to edge towards the tree top I figured a jump was coming.
I just thought he might bend his knee, maybe lean in a little. But none of the above. A fast dive into space was what I had.
Next was the ‘Spoonbill Umbrella’, and he was gone. When a Spoonbill extends their wings like below a quick deceiving burst of speed follows.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.