Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Roseate Spoonbill


Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless


I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes.

For this week's Wild Bird I am sharing the Roseate Spoonbill I saw during our Florida trips.  We were able to see the Roseate Spoonbill in various parks like Merritt Island NWR,  Corkscrew Sanctuary and the Circle B Reserve.


This bird has long legs, neck and a grey bill.



The Pink feathers are a deep pink when in breeding season.


The Spoonbill swings its bill from side to side looking for food in the water. The spoon shape helps it to sift thru mud.



The Roseate Spoonbill nest in shrubs or trees and can lay from 2-5 eggs. It is a beautiful birds with its coloring and one of my favorite Florida birds.  I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

74 comments:

Stewart M said...

Thats a crazy colour - if I did not know it was real, I would have been thinking Disneyland!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful birds, lovely color and interesting bill.

✿ chica said...

Lindos colheireiros! Belas fotos!!! Lindo dia e tudo de bom,chica

NC Sue said...

Those are some really cool birds, and great photos of them!
I hope you'll continue linking up weekly at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/get-peek-at-those-cute-little-feet.html - I always enjoy your pix. You're a great bird photographer.

Giga said...

I love these birds are beautiful and have a funny nose. Greetings.

Mascha said...

Great photos! Never seen a spoonbill in real... you have such a rich birdworld there -
Have a nice time :-)

Mary Hone said...

So pretty, those colors are just so happy and bright.

Rose said...

Oh, gee, I loved this post. I had always before been so captivated by their color and thinking how LOrelei would love them for that--I had not noticed their head and bill, other than to notice its shape. In that one shot, their head almost looks like a skull.

Rose said...

I think I have told you before, but I am so glad you post a picture big enough to enlarge.

colleen said...

Such a pretty color and yet the teeth make it's face seem menacing. Stranger than fiction.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat to see this, Eileen!

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Bob Bushell said...

The Roseate Spoonbill, beautiful images. One of my favourites Eileen.

jandi said...

What beautiful colouring! Have a beautiful day!

Rambling Woods said...

I always am amazed with these wading birds can manage to build nests up in trees. Beautiful color on them and an interesting feeding habit.. Michelle

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

spoonbills are cool to watch, but strange looking critters.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Très beau blog animalier, consacré à la nature. Tes photos sont d'une très grande qualité et tes sujets remarquables.
Amitiés.

Roger

Mama Zen said...

Their bills are so cool!

Andy said...

I went to Merritt Island NWR once and really liked it. I did not see the spoon bills however.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have only spotted these beauties in the St. Augustine area and on Sanabel Island at Ding Darling. You have taken outstanding photographs of the big wading birds. I will be offline after today for about a week. Have a great Wednesday tomorrow!

Phil Slade said...

It's difficult to believe that a bird can be almost pure pink, but there's the proof. What great pictures Eileen and no wonder you like Florida. I must try to get there. Enjoy the rest of your birding week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are really the best thing ever! Even after we've been in Florida for quite a few seasons now I still get a lump in my throat every time I see a spoonbill.

Nette Cecilia said...

interesting colour ,great photos ,Nette

Mildred said...

I love these photos, Eileen.

Our photos said...

That is a beautiful bird !

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What an amazing bird - great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Brian King said...

I've never seen one. Gorgeous birds, if not a bit funny looking!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such beautiful coloring! Pink and gray - a favorite color combo! It's so amazing how nature creates a bird for every environment. The spooned bill is certainly an interesting adaptation! Great photos, Eileen!

Adam Jones said...

Wonderful looking birds. I wish we had them here.

Tom said...

Pretty in pink! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Photo Cache said...

This has got to be (so far) my favorite among the birds I have seen with my own two eyes.

Belated happy blog anniversary!

Worth a Thousand Words

Merlesworld said...

Pretty birds they look like short flamingoes, lovely colour.
Merle.......

Missy George said...

Beautiful birds..A little strange looking with that bill...Definitely a Florida bird...

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

The Roseate Spoonbill is indeed a beautiful bird, those feathers are such a beautiful color.
Have a Lovely week,
Jemma

Debbie said...

It really is so pretty and you captured them beautifully. I enjoyed seeing a little wing action in the last one!!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

They are so cute! I have never seen them but hope that I bump into them one day (I enjoy to be around birds and wildlife).

Michelle said...

The feathers on the spoonbill are just the perfect shade of pink.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

So much beauty in the feathers
and an ugly head :) Somebody
missed part of his work :))
So I'll imagine a nice hat and
then this is all pretty to me :))

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

TexWisGirl said...

pretty and odd all at the same time. :)

Al said...

What a pretty bird - that pink is very distinctive.

Gwen said...

ugly bills, but what amazing plummage!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . They are a pretty salmon pink almost like a Flamingo ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I'm with Stewart... and they are one of those birds with which one can gain a sense of the prehistoric nature of the feathered species! This is not to say they are not astoundingly beautiful... YAM xx

Cloudia said...

Spoony Bills!

Chandra Eswaran said...

The color on these birds is amazing! Almost like cotton candy - mind you I am a vegetarian :)
Good ones, Eileen!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Linda W. said...

That is one beautiful bird! Such a pretty color and a very unusual beak.

Margaret Adamson said...

Gorgeous coloured birds.

Crissi said...

So beautiful images - lovely colors!
Nice day Crissi

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very great shots!!
They are so wonderful with their pink colors between that green nature.
well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

diane b said...

They sure are a beautiful colour and you got some great shots of them.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh so wonderful and I hate that I missed them on my journey, but can enjoy through what you saw and have shared, They are really beautiful as well as interesting to see. Happy 6 years of blogging. You must have started just a couple of weeks behind me. I am so thankful to know you and enjoy so much your shares~

Kate said...


Beautiful birds. You got some very nice shots.

Kerri Farley said...

They are so beautiful!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, I'd never have known these gorgeous birds without blogging-:) Great captures of them, I like the last one two of them sweetly together♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Lowcarb team member said...

What a truly amazing pink colour.
Nature is so wonderful at the colour it can provide us with.

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a neat one- I don't guess I have ever seen this bird. Nice shots!

carolann said...

I enjoy your birding. Great Photos .

Stephanie said...

Wonderful to see these birds and great captures!

The Artful Diva said...

I love roseate spoonbills too - not always easy to find unless one goes out very early in the morning - at least around where I live.

Gillian Olson said...

Really interesting bird, love the pink plumage, thanks for the information on this unusual bird.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What pretty birds!
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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

What a great bird, wonderful colors Eileen.

Adam Tilt said...

Great looking bird. Love the pink flush compared to our own white Spoonbills.

VioletSky said...

I'm sure having a spoon at the end of one's bill must be so much easier for grabbing food. I know I find a spoon easier than chopsticks, for instance.

edenhills said...

What an interesting bird! It looks like a dinosaur head in that first shot.

Leora said...

What an unusual-looking bird. The shade of pink reminds me of a cartoon character. Thank you for sharing and teaching.

Loredana Donovan said...

I thought they were flamingos with the pink wings! :)

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful birds! Great shots, Eileen.

Uppal said...

Variety of moods in gorgeous images! Well done!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Very interesting bird. I've not seen one of these before...well, I don't think I have anyhow. I like the pink feathers. :D Cool shots!

Noushka said...

The most spectacular spoonbill!!
Ours are pure white!
A lovely post Eileen and great pics :)

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

lovely :)

Indrani said...

They have such a sweet color on their wings. The bills are so unique. :)

Florence said...

We see them frequently here on the Texas Gulf Coast. They are so lovely and while feeding in groups they make a lovely burbling sound.