This Roseate Spoonbill really wanted to sit in the Spoony Tree with his stick. I didn’t see him arrive, but think he just flew up from underneath the tree.
Who knows why, it’s not breeding season yet and he doesn’t look like he’s of breeding age based on still having pin feathers on his head.
He took off when the Cormorants started squawking at him.
The Anhinga was not impressed when he came right back.
He headed across the dike, where he promptly landed in the mudflats and abandoned the stick for some fishing.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
December 25, 2021