Tag Archives: Pink

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

This was my first time seeing Roseate Spoonbill chicks and I must say those little spoonbill beaks are quite cute. Those few sticks between me and them were a disappointment, but to be this close to a nest was pretty amazing.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Siblings.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Having a look around.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

Testing out the gear.

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks
Roseate Spoonbill Chicks

From the boardwalk, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, FL
April 29, 2021

Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

Called a hummingbird moth because it drinks nectar, I believe this is a Nessus Sphinx Moth, per insectidentification.org/

It’s a bit different than any I’ve seen before, including that fuzzy looking tail end.

Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea
Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

It was pretty intent on feeding, but the moth occasionally lifted above the blossoms for a look around, showing off his two yellow stripes.

Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea
Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

Azalea Singles

Azaleas have been outdoing themselves the last couple weeks here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I was pleased to find these two Azalea blossom groupings standing away from the crowd.

Pink Azalea Blossom
Pink Azalea Blossom

These were in a hedge that was left more natural, which I generally prefer over the precisely manicured way.

Pink Azalea Blossom
Pink Azalea Blossom