Pink on a cloudy day

It was a cloudy day in late September and I stopped by the Oldsmar pier to look for the eagles. I didn’t find any eagles but I did see something almost as good. Two spoonbills were feeding along the grass next to the pier. The white ibis are almost always feeding here but this was the first time I had seen spoonies at this pier.

They fed for a while, stopping a few times to keep an eye on me.

Someone walked up behind me and off they went.

A yellow crowned night heron was also walking around. I think he was looking for lost mangrove crabs.

5 thoughts on “Pink on a cloudy day

  1. Beautiful collection of Florida birds. I love the Roseate Spoonbills. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

  2. Spoonbills the world over are enigmatic birds, none perhaps more so than Roseate Spoonbill. I first saw them at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island, an area I suspect was devastated by the recent hurricane. I hope the birds got out in time.

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