Pretty in Pink-Florida's Other Pink Bird-The Roseate Spoonbill

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Roseate Spoonbills are not usually seen this far north in Florida so I was pleasantly surprised to step out onto my patio last night and see this guy. They are a very pretty pink and this one had the darker stripe on his wings. He must have been eating a lot of shrimp but not in my pond, I’m sure we don’t have any.

Kathy Streib posted about Spoonbills in Disney World earlier today too.

Spoonbills use their unique, spatulate bills to strain small food items.
I did see some of these guys about 2 years ago in another neighborhood; see Platypus in Trinity

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They are a really pretty color with their darker pink feathers. Thought you might enjoy seeing our other pink bird.

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Chris Alston
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That would be a treasure to capture this pic!  Great one, love it!

Mar 23, 2011 05:09 PM #6
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Toni,

What a gorgeous bird.  That pink color is gorgeous, you are so fortunate to have so much wildlife around you, it must inspire you and make your heart sing...I can tell by the pictures you take.  Fabulous, A

Mar 23, 2011 06:09 PM #7
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Toni.....Great photo....I bet it's great to look out and see them on a daily basis.......I've always thought about what it would be like to live close to the beach.
Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Mar 23, 2011 11:38 PM #8
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Kathy - you're welcome. And, yes, it was a wonderful sight.

Arleen- Mainly they are seen further south so I'm guessing not in your area?

Gloria - while I was out taking his picture; he was making a kind of crunk at the other birds in the pond if they came too close.

Chris - thank you.

Alexandra - it is wonderful to have wildlife around-like your seals. Thank you.

Rob - It's kind of neat to know that the beach is there and the ocean just beyond all the time. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2011 12:26 AM #9
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I was not familiar with Spoonbills.  Thanks for sharing the information and the great photographs.

 Life is better when there are flowers to photograph!

Mar 24, 2011 12:52 AM #10
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Elizabeth Byrne
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Toni, you are so lucky to live in Florida. These are such beautiful birds - you captured great moments in lives of these charming spoonbills. Have a wonderful day.

Mar 24, 2011 01:31 AM #11
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Roy - it's always a good day when you have wildlife to photograph too! Thank you.

Elizabeth - We do have some very pretty birds in the area, thank you.

Mar 24, 2011 01:33 AM #12
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What an interesting looking bird!  Love the color!

Mar 24, 2011 06:37 AM #13
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Yes, they are pretty and so odd-looking with that spatulate beak. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2011 09:23 AM #14
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Toni, this Spoonbill sure does have a large BEAK!     We don't see those birds around here!

Mar 24, 2011 01:23 PM #15
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Toni,

Great pictures of the Spoonbills!  So awesome to see them in your own backyard.  They really are pretty with the pink feathers... of course I am partial to pink anyway.  Thanks for sharing your great photos with us!!!

Mar 24, 2011 04:43 PM #16
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Love that dark pink, and how cool that they are right in your back yard.  I just have deer that come to eat my flowers.

Mar 24, 2011 05:18 PM #17
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Joan - he sure does. No, I think they are tropicals so you would see them in Denver ;) Thank you.

Linda - Thanks, it was awesome for us since they don't really hang out here often.

Tammy - we have those guys too and they do eat my flowers especially the Hibiscus. Thank you.

 

Mar 25, 2011 02:29 AM #18
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Toni--I have never seen a Roaseate Spoonbill even in the zoo or book.  Thanks for real pictures. 

(I am so glad the AR fixed the problem with uploading photos otherwise I would not be able to enjoy your photos.)

Have a wonderful day.

Mar 25, 2011 04:00 AM #19
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I am too, Mary. We would miss so much without pictures. Just got back from closing and tonight I go to the ball!

Mar 25, 2011 05:47 AM #20
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Toni,

What an unusual bird! I have never seen one before. Do they have any kind of call?

Mar 25, 2011 06:38 AM #21
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John- all I ever hear is kind of a "crunk" from them-almost sounds like a grunt.

Mar 25, 2011 08:01 AM #22
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Toni,

What a beautiful bird! There are so many exotic birds out there in Florida and you seem to always be in the right place and the right time! Florcia has to be the place of choice for any great nature lover!

I love how the spoonbill is showing off her nice pink feathers!

Patricia

Mar 25, 2011 09:43 PM #23
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Toni - we are lucky to have some of the most colorful and beautiful birds in the world residing right here in Florida!!!

Mar 26, 2011 03:00 AM #24
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Patricia - we do see lots of pretty birds all over. Thanks.

Barbara Jo - We are lucky and this time of year is wonderful. Thank you.

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