The Roseate Spoonbill. The richness of their blowzy pink feathers against an azure blue sky always catches my eye. They are both graceful and gangly. These images were made during the winter of 2017, mostly at the Merrett Island National Wildlife Refuge in Central Florida. I rejoice every time I get to spend some time with them.
They’re such wonderful birds…
One of my favorite birds…and so close by! Now, where can I go to see flamingos?
I know, I’m pretty sure you have to go to Flamingo. : )
Wow… Beautiful creature. Amazing photos !
Thanks, they really are cool creatures…
Their color is so rich and stunning!! I just want to find it in fabric and make a quilt with it!! LOL! Gorgeous photos as always Russ. I am so excited to see the photos of Alaska that come from your talented eye!
Hopefully I can get to Cordova for a visit one day…
Wonderful captures of one of my favorite birds – lovely!
Such magnificent birds.
Pink birds – just think about that! 😀
Sent from my iPhone
It’s a very good reason to rejoice.
Yes, it is!
Wow, stunning birds! Those eyes…….and fantastic photography. I’m really enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Alice, appreciate your comments! While I’m about to enter a land without internet for several months, I’ve got posts that will post automatically every Thursday throughout the summer so hope you’ll come back often!
Beautiful photos. I love the Roseate Spoonbill, though it has eluded me everytime I have my camera with me. I’m starting to think my trusting camera is Spoonbill cryptonite. Thanks for sharing, hopefully my luck changes this year.
Hope you break the spell this year!