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:

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Beautiful birds, lovely color and interesting bill.

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

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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  11. What a treat to see this, Eileen!

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  12. Eileen, these photos are gorgeous! I love how you caught the interaction between the birds! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have a great day! PS...visit and comment on this link and enter my giveaway! :-) http://chasingquaintness.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-lovelornand-giveaway.html

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

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  14. What beautiful colouring! Have a beautiful day!

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  15. 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

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  16. spoonbills are cool to watch, but strange looking critters.

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

    Roger

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. interesting colour ,great photos ,Nette

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  23. I love these photos, Eileen.

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

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. Wonderful looking birds. I wish we had them here.

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  28. Pretty in pink! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  29. 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

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

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

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

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

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  34. 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).

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

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  36. 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 ✐

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  37. pretty and odd all at the same time. :)

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  38. What a pretty bird - that pink is very distinctive.

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  39. ugly bills, but what amazing plummage!

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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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 :)

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

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  44. So beautiful images - lovely colors!
    Nice day Crissi

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

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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

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  47. 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~

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  48. Beautiful birds. You got some very nice shots.

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  49. 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*

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  50. 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

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

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  52. I enjoy your birding. Great Photos .

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  53. Wonderful to see these birds and great captures!

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  54. 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.

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

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

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  57. 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.

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

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

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

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  61. Such beautiful birds! Great shots, Eileen.

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  62. Variety of moods in gorgeous images! Well done!

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  63. 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!

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

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

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  66. 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.

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