Roseate Spoonbill Above Me

This is from a previous trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Rookery. I was just going through external Hard Drives to clean up some space and found this Roseate Spoonbill image. I thought it was an interesting image because it was looking down at me as I was looking up at the Spoonbill to photograph it. Also the pink Spoonbill really stood out against the background of the bright blue sky. Image taken with a Canon R with a Tamron 150-600mm lens @ 309mm.

6 Comments on “Roseate Spoonbill Above Me

  1. A very unique and intriguing pose for that spoon – rarely do I see them sitting above my head.typically and never see the feet before.

    • At this rookery they are usually in the trees near the tops. That is where most of their nests are. Usually they are interacting with other Spoonbills making quite a racket! This one was off to the side in the treetops looking quite lonesome!

    • Thanks Donna! When you are fairly close to them it is amazing how Big they are! Also watching them interact with other Spoonbills is fun to watch & photograph! They seem be quite vocal and guard their territory! But you are able to get some interesting images!

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