Spoonbill Antics

It’s intriguing to watch Roseate Spoonbills in the trees and on the ground at the rookery in St.Augustine. The juveniles zoom about the place squabbling and playing at let’s try to avoid being devoured by a big ugly old alligator or gathering oversized sticks for a play nest. I imagine those bills are pretty dangerous weapons if you happen to get bashed at one the many melee’s.

The rookery is alive with egrets, herons, wood storks and roseate spoonbills building nests, courting, squabbling over space and of course mating.

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An egret with the brakes on!
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Take that! I love the spoonbill seeming to be laughing and looking at the camera.
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I’ve got stick for a bit of bashing!
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All together! it’s thirsty work this rushing about lark
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Calm before the storm.
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So it’s a race you want then………..
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An Alligator and 5 Spoonbills

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