Monday, February 24, 2014

Roseate Spoonbills at Estero Llando Grande

The Spoonbills were the delight of Birders gathered under the roof of the deck on Sunday for the Birding Walk. Normally the viewing is ducks, grebes and turtles on the  pond.  The Spoonbills were in from the levy sitting with the Neotropic Cormorants. This is the first time seeing them that close at Estero. In back of them on the boardwalk were Snowy Egrets, White Ibis and Soras in the reeds. Last year at South Padre I caught a male bathing or just showing off.  Check these out for color. I added one photo from that posting.

 Roseate Spoonbills

                                         A Spoonbill eye to eye with a Cormorant

                                                                      Fishing for food 

                                    She just seems like she's smiling at me. 
                       There are more of this stunning male in my March 2013 post.  



  1. Wonderful photos. Breathtaking. Oh, and tell Gunnar his are good too.

  2. :-) I wasn't with her that day. 80% of life is showing up. With a camera.

    40F and drizzly right now. We're going out. I'd like to get some shots of Sora's and they seem to hide from sunshine.