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.
Having a look around.
Testing out the gear.
From the boardwalk, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, FL
April 29, 2021
I’m always curious about bird behavior, partly because knowing what to expect can help get a better image. Seeing these two Roseate Spoonbills wading towards each other, I wondered if they would just cross paths, join together, or would one cause the other to take flight.
This time, the younger Spoonbill, on the left, turned and went with the elder.
The older bird, seen in the rear below, has a green head and darker pink patches on his wings that come with age. The younger bird still has some fluffy white feathers on his head.
The pair stayed together, moving further away from me.