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.
Carefully, one foot in front of the other like a beginner gymnast he worked his way to the left.
His feet didn’t quite conform to the shape.
There was a quick peak over the edge.
Then an awkward leg lift.
At the end, now what?
That was the end of the routine; I waited in vain for a spectacular dismount.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, 10/20/2018.