Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis

Follow The Leader

It was a glorious morning. A flock of Spoonbills was feeding in one of the wildlife management area ponds led by one bird along the edge of a sandbar. A gathering of Ibis, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets were partially hidden in the grass behind them.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills – click photo for larger view

All of the birds worked their way towards the other side of the pond, some a few at a time, others in groups. Below, Spoonbills and Ibis lifted off together.

Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis
Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis  – click photo for larger view

This was one of the first cool (60 degrees F) mornings we’ve had this fall. That along with a stiff breeze kept the mosquitoes away adding to the morning’s pleasure.

Taken 10/01/2017.

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