Roseate Spoonbills Foraging

Thank you, Patty, for seeing them and telling Carol; and thank you, Carol, who then told me about the Roseate Spoonbills who were about 20 minutes away.  I was out the door and in my car in 10 minutes!

There’s just something about Roseate Spoonbills that we all go ‘gaga’ over.


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“You mean us?”


So let’s go gaga over these pink-a-licious beauties!


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Bowl of Roseate Spoonbills foraging


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Roseate Spoonbill


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Roseate Spoonbills


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Roseate Spoonbills


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Roseate Spoonbills


I hope these brightened your day!  😊



65 thoughts on “Roseate Spoonbills Foraging

  1. The lighting was perfect! These RS are full of energy and very perky. Good shooting, Donna. 🙂

  2. Awwww! These are wonderful Donna! So so so glad they were still there when you arrived! Gaga indeed!!!

  3. Wow, Donna! These are gorgeous! No wonder you jumped in your car and headed off to find them. Beautiful! By the way, are you having any issues with ‘social distancing’ at your location?

    • Thank you, Susan! No issues with social distancing, everyone respectfully stays 6′ apart. I actually pulled off the 2-way highway safely for these spoonbills while the cars continued on by. The birds are everywhere down here; and there are so many dirt roads and remote areas, I’ve been alone many times in my own little paradise. 🙂

  4. Great captures Donna! Only time I was able to photograph one (yup… just 1) was at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island many years ago. But it was a thrill nonetheless.

  5. Great captures Donna! Only time I was able to photograph one (yup… just 1) was at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island many years ago. But it was a thrill nonetheless.

    • Thank you, Steve! After not finding but one or two at a distance, I was planning to go to DDNWR for them and then the social distancing started. I’ve gotten lucky since with a few sightings around me, thank goodness! They were high on my list of birds I wanted to photograph while here. 🙂

    • Thank you, Ashley, I really do feel blessed and very fortunate. I am going to miss this area’s paradise when we depart in a few days….I hope we can return next winter!

        • 😭 I was going through an accident recovery period from 2016-19, so we rented a place last 1 1/2 yrs where Bella & Beau live so we could be on the water. Home is northwest Baltimore. But now with the pandemic, we’re going to head to our SC RV lot in remote upcountry and hunker down there as long as necessary. Spring is beginning there so that is promising! Although, I think about B&B often, wondering if they both made it back in last two weeks. I was going to go visit them when we got back next month. But it is just too chancy to go back to Maryland where there are a ton of people as well as not get to go see my grandboys….. Thank goodness for facechat! 🙂

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