Saturday, March 7, 2009

Camera Critters---Roseate Spoonbills

My decision to go to Texas in February was motivated by the desire to see a Roseate Spoonbill. I had never seen one in real life and I decided the time had come to change that.

I first saw some at Brazoria NWR.


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16 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a neat bird, i have never seen one of these before either. they are beautiful and elegant

i beati said...

This one is more roseate than here sandy

NoBS said...

WOW! That's a first for me. Looks like someone's been messing with a flamingo!

Carolina said...

Nice colours on that bird! It's probably a girl ;-)

ViennaDaily said...

A unique one! Never seen it personally yet, so thanks for sharing!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh my goodness! They sure do have bills that resemble spoons. Very cool!

june said...

Good gets!

Carletta said...

What an unusual creature! I love the pink feathers.
Great shots!

fishing guy said...

Kayleen: What a neat bird, it is nice you got is fishing.

Rhea said...

What a unique bird! I love it! You say it's here in Texas? Where?? I've never seen it before.

Very cool.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is one amazing bird! And you photographed it beautifully. What a lovely pink color in the feathers.

By the way, your little beagle is so sweet. My fiance loves beagles and is always trying to talk me into getting one.

Babooshka said...

Really unusualy bird. Envious of your images,always wanted to see these.

Kathiesbirds said...

How wonderful for you! I saw my first one at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island in FL!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great shots! That's an interesting looking bird. I've never seen one before.

Thanks for visiting my other blog.

Karen said...

WOW !!! Never seen one of those before. What a colourful and interesting looking bird!

CindyRae said...

After reading your post, I had to smile at the thought of the spoonbill being an unusual sight.

I grew up (mostly) on the Texas Gulf Coast and could find spoonbills within minutes of my house.

Now the towhee you mentioned... that's an unfamiliar sight to me. :)

I never realized how fortunate I was living South Texas in terms of bird-watching until I left.

And, now, I'm in Lincoln, too, so maybe I'll get to see the unfamiliar.