Friday, January 17, 2014

Roseate Spoonbill


This handsome fellow was feeding in the reeds
at the edge of Lake Trafford.


For more photos with reflections, visit Weekend Reflections.

28 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These guys are great!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We have roseate spoonbills in Costa Rica. The shape of their beaks and pink color are indeed distinctive.

Kate said...

The angle of your two photos gave me a good look at this chap's bill. New animal to me, interesting looking!

Lowell said...

I miss these. We don't have 'em in Ocala. Beautiful shot.

Funny story about your barber and barber shop. Why do the best barbers die off?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such unusual birds Jack, extraordinary bills... Haven't seen the Roseate Spoonbills here, just the white... Really super reflections.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow lucky you! This bird is so wonderful and you got perfect pictures!Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Abraham Lincoln said...

The colors on the bird are marvelous.

Tanya Breese said...

that's some bill!

LONDONLULU said...

Another handsome fellow! I'd love for this one to turn up in my neck of woods, but somehow feel that won't happen anytime soon (though you never know with climate change!)

I get the feeling you'd make a run-of-mill great blue heron look good anyway.

Sharon said...

What a great capture. Such a pretty color and such a funny looking bill.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful coloring on the feathers and the bill looks enormous.

William Kendall said...

Lovely colours on this fellow!

In regards to your comment on my blog, that veterinary college your dad went to is still there in Guelph. It was linked up with the agricultural college and another college into the University of Guelph. The program for vets is still running today.

Sylvia K said...

Another beauty and what reflections!!

Malyss said...

Never seen such a bird. How strange !Seems kind!

VP said...

I have never seen anything like this: I really envy you for the variety of beautiful birds you are able to photograph!

RedPat said...

How magical to see one of these guys, Jack!

Ruth Kelly said...

If I had a beautiful pink behind, I would love to have that reflection.

LOLfromPasa said...

What an amazing bird. Fantastic shot!

'Tsuki said...

What a lovely capture of a wonderful instant... This bird is amazing, well done !

Viera said...

Amazing pictures...the bird is really handsome...interesting colour...

cieldequimper said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen one like this before. Fantastic.

Are you into pink at the moment?

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

I can see why he's called 'spoon'bill. What a beak!! Excellent capture, Jack :)

Kay said...

These are especially nice shots with the pink reflections. Very cool bird. Too bad we don't find them up in our neck of the woods.

Randy said...

Bad botox!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

We only have the ordinary (but still extraordinary) white variety of Spoonbill in the UK, and those only occur rarely. So it's great to see this splendid specimen photographed so nicely. So now it's me that's jealous!

retriever said...

Great shots, wonderfull color!

CaT said...

o wow!!
and that color is so pretty...

James said...

Amazing! I don't think I've seen this type of bird before. I like his beak.