Sunday, July 5, 2009

Roseate Spoonbill

On our way to perform yesterday we went past this little lake and I commented on all the storks and waders. Mike shouted "hey! A spoonbill!". Well, we had to turn around to see. Sure enough! We pass this little lake all the time but since the drought the birds have more or less left. Thankfully we had several days of rain this past week and they have returned. We are taking off in a bit to see if it is still there. Sure hope he sticks around.

13 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wow, beautiful!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Such a majestic looking bird! Thanks for sharing

Michelle Eaton said...

Cool! How funky is his bill! I have never seen one of these.

MaryO said...

I didn't realize they had so much color! This one is beautiful!

Karin said...

I never saw one of these. Thanks for sharing so many of your great pics!!!

Serena said...

He's fascinating! :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Wow a great picture! It is the first time I have seen one. Thanks for sharing. :)

BumbleVee said...

well, I've never seen anythng like that .... lol...you can't miss that bill even in a crowd!

JudiA said...

I've never seen anything like that other than in photos - how lucky you had your camera with you!! I am enchanted by his coloring.

Kerry said...

Wow glad you turned around, I can't remember ever seeing a photo of these, he is very beautiful!

AwtemNymf said...

Wow- it looks part flamingo! How cute! You take the most beautiful Nature pictures! :O)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh my what a wonderful bird.. is he pink because he eats shrimp also like the flamingo... I haven't been by for a while it looks like you have been very busy. Glad to see your well :)
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vivian said...

Great picture! that bird is awesome!