November 26, 2013

Spoonful of Love

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!  No, I'm not talking about Christmas (yet).  It's bird migration season!  We photographers who flock toward feathery creatures for photo opps are loving it.  Already, I've spotted some migratory birds including lots of beautiful roseate spoonbills.  I love these guys!  How could you not...with the splash of pink on their feathers…their bloodshot eyes…those rounded beaks…and those long, skinny red legs?!   All in all, the spoonbills are a nice colorful addition to the area right now.  I spotted several flocks at Myakka State Park over the weekend.  According to my 'Birds of Florida' field guide, roseate spoonbills live year round throughout coastal Florida.  But, from what I've seen over the years, they definitely migrate to Sarasota when the temperature starts to drop in the northern part of the state.  We're expecting lows in the 40s by mid-week.  Bundle up, birdies!

4 comments:

Kay said...

Lucky you! I've never seen these birds and they look truly amazing. Really, anything with naturally pink feathers has to be something to behold! Welcome back!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh these guys are fabulous SRQ. I took some shots of white spoonbills a while ago, they're nothing like as colourful as your pink beauties here .

Jocie Z ROCK said...

incredible !

Jack said...

These guys are very pink. I see them rarely down in Naples. They might be more common up in your area.