Roseate Spoonbill In Flight

Roseate Spoonbill Taking Off

Roseate Spoonbills in flight are quite attractive, with their beautiful pink wing feathers with the red/pink bands across the edge fully open. This beauty is quite a contrast to their featherless heads and gnarly beaks.

Roseate Spoonbill In Flight
Roseate Spoonbill In Flight

Like the other wading birds I’m more familiar with, the Spoonbills are elegant flyers, with an effortless looking lift off that shows off all their colors.

Roseate Spoonbill In Flight
Roseate Spoonbill In Flight

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1/28/2018

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