Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop

Tree Top Landing: Spoonbill

Most of the Roseate Spoonbills were congregated in the corners of the pond by mid-morning. They had done stopped feeding and were preening and napping. A few decided to perch in a tree instead.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop
Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop

Landing spot selection is risk business.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop
Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop

The pine bough he landed on didn’t hold his weight.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop
Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop, Dragonfly photobomber

The Spoonbill sprung back into the air, made a short hop and chose a sturdier spot in the next pine tree.

Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop
Roseate Spoonbill Landing in Treetop

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