Roseate Spoonbills and a Roseate Skimmer

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Having roseate in your wildlife name usually means it’s gonna be pink-alicious pretty!

Most likely, you’re immediately thinking Roseate Spoonbills.  😃

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Roseate Spoonbills

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But there’s another roseate in town!

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Roseate Skimmer

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40 thoughts on “Roseate Spoonbills and a Roseate Skimmer

  1. Wow, Donna! I’ve never seen a Roseate Skimmer before and didn’t even know they existed! Such a beautiful color, and an excellent capture. Thanks for the introduction. 🙂

    • Thank you, Barbara! My first sighting of a Roseate Skimmer was back in November in Alabama. I tried for days to capture it speeding around our campsite but did not luck out. To see this one a week ago at the NWR in Florida, I was determined ‘this time’! Actually, I was lucky it was cooperative. 😊

  2. Wow! We learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing. I wonder why there isn’t a ‘roseate’ flamingo. Or maybe there is….

    • Thank you, Reed! I’ve never seen one before last November in Alabama and now here in Florida where I captured it finally. They are common and widespread in North America, more so in the south, and specifically in Arkansas where there is a large population. 🙂

  3. Yes, I immediately thought of Spoonbills but a dragonfly– who would have thought! Very cool. A reminder there is much about the world that I have not even conceived of, let alone seen. Wow, what a find!

    • Thank you, Denise! Trying to get a photo of the dragonfly took some patience, but I knew I had to get it. I had already come up with the plan to post a presentation with the spoonbills. 😊

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