I love it when there is pink in the sky. The Roseate Spoonbill is such an unusual bird that you have to look at it whenever it’s around. In the evening as the sun sets they like to move from tree to tree, looking for a suitable spot to spend the night.
At this time of the year in South Florida the breeding season is almost over for this round, the chicks have fledged and parents are checking out new places to see and for some exercise and new food sources.
This “Spoonie” flew in and landed in the tree top over a rookery below. He chased off a Great Egret and scared a dozen Ibis chicks preening new white feathers and sleeping. They are large and beautiful birds, one you can’t ignore when present.