Friday, May 8, 2015

Roseate spoonbill feeding at Bunche Beach Preserve

Roseate spoonbill with bill submerged in water at Bunche Beach Preserve

It was such an awesome experience to be able to watch this young roseate spoonbill at close range in a tidal pool at Bunche Beach Preserve. This species has such an elegant behavior as they rhythmically sway their bill sideways back and forth through the water.

Roseate spoonbill feeding in the shallows in Fort Myers

But in this series of photographs, a sort of goofy expression appeared on the face of this individual while it splashed in the water -- making it all the more endearing to me.

Feeding roseate spoonbill splashes water at Bunche Beach

View more photographs of roseate spoonbills and other wading birds.