Roseate Spoonbill in Flight

Late Season Spoonbills

We hadn’t seen any Roseate Spoonbills in weeks and suspected they had migrated south. What a delightful surprise to see a flock of about thirty when we visited the the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center on November 30th. This spot is slightly north of where we usually see the Spoonbills.

Roseate Spoonbills in Flight
Roseate Spoonbills in Flight

Our viewing spot wasn’t that great and this property limits the number of visitors so the birds have little or no acclimation to humans.

Roseate Spoonbill in Flight
Roseate Spoonbill in Flight

Still, it was Spoonbills. There were some Woodstorks in the same group but they flew off in the other direction.

Roseate Spoonbills in FlightRoseate Spoonbills in Flight

The Spoonbills did give a short show looping around while they decided on their destination.

Roseate Spoonbills in Flight
Roseate Spoonbills in Flight

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