Roseate Spoonbill Flying In

Feeding Pool: Roseate Spoonbill Dropping In

The arrival of Roseate Spoonbill got my attention  ahead of us in a small pool at the edge of the wildlife drive. Fortunately another came along behind him.

Roseate Spoonbill Flying In
Roseate Spoonbill Flying In

This Spoonbill circled the pond then dropped right in to join the feeding.

Roseate Spoonbill Flying In
Roseate Spoonbill Flying In

The Spoonbill landed at the edge, where Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and a Tricolored Heron were lined up.

Roseate Spoonbill Flying In
Roseate Spoonbill Flying In

Some of the birds were feeding at the edges, and others were dancing across the water

Roseate Spoonbill Tricolored Heron
Roseate Spoonbill Tricolored Heron

The Tricolored Heron made a run across the water.

Roseate Spoonbill In, Tricolored Heron Out
Roseate Spoonbill In, Tricolored Heron Out

The Spoonbill immediately started feeding with the tried and true water sifting method.

Roseate Spoonbill Feeding
Roseate Spoonbill Feeding, White Ibis, Gloss Ibis in back ground

Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
January 31, 2022

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