Roseate Spoonbills

Sunrise on Roseate Spoonbills

The first morning sun highlighted the pink in these handsome birds. The Roseate Spoonbills often stand in a straight line like this when they are in small groups, sometimes with one outlier.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills

They either weren’t hungry or there wasn’t much to eat because they got involved with personal grooming and looking around.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills

An Eagle flew over and that might have distracted them.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills with a few ducks

There was still some fog in the air as a few of them lifted off and they disappeared into the mist.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills

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12 thoughts on “Sunrise on Roseate Spoonbills”

    1. Thanks! According to the birding resources they aren’t supposed to be here at all but it seems their range is expanding. Last winter we saw them into January, then they left for a few months. I’m not sure just when they came back as I wasn’t looking for them. After all we’ve seen them this fall I’ll be paying more attention.

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