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.
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.