Roseate Spoonbills En-Garde In TreeTops

It is also fun photographing Roseate Spoonbills interacting with each other around or by their nests or just roosting in the tree tops. They seem to be in small groups scattered around the nests. They can also be quite vocal! Sometimes it sounds a little eerie! The featured portrait image looks a little strange because you do not see the usual striking pinkish color of these birds. All images captured @ 400mm with a Canon 7D (effective full frame FOV ~ 640mm)

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11 Comments on “Roseate Spoonbills En-Garde In TreeTops

  1. Had to go learn more about them at allaboutbirds.org… interesting chattering, and that as they age, they go bald! πŸ˜‰

  2. Absolutely gorgeous… and very unique! I love the middle shot of the trio where the Spoonbill in the top middle has the wings spread. Perhaps I over-spiritualize everything, but my mind is drawn to the Trinity and the Spirit descending upon the Son, while the Father stands by. Great photos! I love your work! William — “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104 The Message

  3. I’ve photographed Crossbills before but they were not at all like those in the first image. The one on the left in the thrid image seems to be telling a bad joke.

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