This group of wading birds was moving down the impoundment as a pack, presumably following the fish.
Many of the Roseate Spoonbills broke off on their own, preferring to feed in smaller groups or maybe needing shallower water. This older Spoonbill, identifiable by the darker pink on his wings, gets points for the big “swoosh” of water.
Setting up for the landing with uneven feet is awkward, but he pulled it off,
A near miss, this elegant landing scores extra for not disturbing his neighbor and for carrying a blade of marsh grass on his beak through the flight.
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