13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Spoon Clappers With Personality
While photographing the Ibis at my local park's small lake this Roseate Spoonbill flew in for a visit. It was my first close encounter with this bird. I watched it wade in the shoreline, fish for food, drink the lake water, and then come on to the grass when I captured this photo of its extremely unique bill. This is a juvenile roseate spoonbill but its feathers are all pink and beautiful with its wings spread.
© Mindy Roth.
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||Nov. 30, 2015, 7:36 p.m.