Roseate Spoonbill in Flight

Many thanks to new birding friend, Ed, who showed me a location in the Big Cypress National Preserve where he had seen Roseate Spoonbills a few times. With it being early afternoon, we didn’t expect them to be there; but lo and behold, there were more than a dozen of those pinkalicious Rosies!

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Roseate Spoonbills

Oh my, I took a lot of photos. With their distance and the high bright sun, I struggled some but felt real pleased with this photo series of a juvenile Roseate Spoonbill coming in for a landing.

Roseate Spoonbill in flight (juvenile)


Ahhhhh……those gorgeous pink wings!



58 thoughts on “Roseate Spoonbill in Flight

  1. Those wings are an amazing pink, and you have captured them so well, with the sun shining through the feathers! they look so soft, too. I clicked on the last image, and that is a good one with landing pose andlight on his face, too. Fantastic! I hope you get to see them again. This location has been a goldmine for birding. I love meeting other birders who know their stuff and are willing to show you the good spots.

    • Thank you, Jane! I have been having an amazing time with all the birds, my folders are overflowing. I’ve met a few people and picked up a few locations that I wouldn’t have probably known/found myself without their tip. It is awesome getting info….AND passing on mine! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Ashley! They were quite exciting to see, I had previously only been able to find one here or there, at a far far distance, or way up in the sky. This was a happy time! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Deborah! The spoonbills don’t favor the Everglades and Big Cypress like they do the sandy coastlines of Florida, so it was a thrill to see them foraging in Big Cypress!

  2. What a very nice series of photographs, Donna! Now we’re all feeling “in the pink” for a brand new week.

    Aren’t they gorgeous? (And addictive …)

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