We couldn’t help but smile when we read the subject line for these gorgeous photos that guest Sharon P. from Center, TX shared with us.
Sharon labeled them her “Bucket List Pics” and said that the roseate spoonbills she spied on her recent visit were just beautiful. We most certainly agree!
In fact, some say that they may be Florida’s most stunning birds. Audubon describes them as “gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close. They are usually in small flocks, often associating with other waders. Spoonbills feed in shallow waters, walking forward slowly while they swing their heads from side to side, sifting the muck with their wide flat bills.”
Fun Fact: Like the flamingo, the roseate spoonbill’s pink color comes from the food it eats. Some of the crustaceans it eats feed on algae that give the spoonbill’s feathers their rosy pink color!