Monday, May 10, 2010

Roseate Spoonbill...

Hey what do you know another bird photograph from Florida. In the last two winters I have learned a lot about Florida birds and birding. The more I learn about them the more I want to learn. The Roseate's numbers declined in the early 1800's when the wings of this bird were made into fans. There pink color is a result of eating crustaceans that have fed on algae and a group of Roseates are known as a "bowl" of spoonbills. Last year I captures a number of these pretty birds in flight, that was not the case this year.

1 comment:

HANNIBAL said...

Such an unusual guy! I was lucky enough to see him last year at Ding Darling, and was fascinated!