Roseate Spoonbills

Spoonbill Gathering

I saw a lot of Roseate Spoonbills the first three days of my Florida trip in January but at a distance, behind low scrub and/or in low light. Finally on the third afternoon we came upon a flock of mixed wading birds in a marsh that was close enough to the road for clear photographs.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills & White Ibis

The flock was working from our right to the left, both wading and taking short flying hops.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills & White Ibis

The Ibis and Spoonbills seem quite content to hang out together.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills & White Ibis

This Roseate Spoonbill trio really show off the darker pink band on their wings, a contrast with the White Ibis that has just a hint of black on his wing tips.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills & White Ibis

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1/28/2018

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