Would you say that Roseate Spoonbill’s have an OFF BEAT / QUIRKY look?

Roseate Spoonbills derive their name because of their QUIRKY flattened bill which they sweep side to side to find food.

3 spoonbills #3  w: high pass1Pale white coloring is an immature, their coloring deepens with age, adults have brilliant pink coloring.

1 spoonbill  w: high pass1  Approximate size 30 inches with 50 inch wingspan.

spoonbill spread wings  w: high pass1This photo series was taken over time this winter at Circle B Bar Reserve located in Polk County Florida.

Post script to What does SPRING mean to you?, the young heron fledged 2 days after I took the photo (wish I could have see that). 

Do You See What I See… 

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24 thoughts on “Would you say that Roseate Spoonbill’s have an OFF BEAT / QUIRKY look?

  1. bulldog

    These are great captures .. love the colouring of the bird… our spoonbills are just white and actually nothing really special.. but it is a difficult bird to capture photos of… love these though…


    1. PC PHOTO

      They are listed as rare in our bird book and this is the first year of seeing them in the same place over a period of time. I thought the coloring had to do with gender until I looked the info up. Glad you enjoyed!


  2. Ellen

    These are great and how fun that I just came from catching up at Val’s who also had one of these unlikely looking birds. That top shot is particularly good.


  3. Lorri

    These are perfect for the quirky theme! I didn’t know the information about the coloring indicating an older bird, fun little tidbit.


  4. PhotoBlog 2812

    Great series of shots. A love the third photo, where you’ve captured the bird’s color and that great reflection.


  5. munchow

    Those are some amazing birds you have captured beautifully. Particularly the first photo is stunning, with an excellent composition, great colours, and captured at the right moment. Well done!


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