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.
Landing spot selection is risk business.
The pine bough he landed on didn’t hold his weight.
The Spoonbill sprung back into the air, made a short hop and chose a sturdier spot in the next pine tree.