Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

Balance Beam Routine

After flying in and perching a few minutes on the end of this old pier support, a Roseate Spoonbill made a deliberate tour of the length of the top beam.

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

Carefully, one foot in front of the other like a beginner gymnast he worked his way to the left.

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

His feet didn’t quite conform to the shape.

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

There was a quick peak over the edge.

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

Then an awkward leg lift.

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

At the end, now what?

Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam
Roseate Spoonbill Walking Beam

That was the end of the routine; I waited in vain for a spectacular dismount.

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, 10/20/2018.

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