Category Archives: Swamp

Two Generations

Two Spoonbills, a first year young bird on the left, all fuzzy headed. A two or three year old on the right. His head is getting smooth.

Two Generations
Two Generations

Both birds were looking right at me for this shot, but the young one following the signals from the adult. Neither felt threatened so they continued to walk around near me.

None of them flew off, kind of casually strolled off down the marsh.

Close, But No Crash

Personal space is not something very important to Spoonbills.

This guy did the usual ‘drop out of the sky on top of everyone’ landing.

Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash

Just as strange is the lack of any reaction they typically get when pushing in.

Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash
Close, But No Crash

I comment often how this is normal behavior. Yesterday when starting the 2020 archive I came across several unpublished series of Spoonbill doing exactly this.

I plan on digging them out before any archives.