Saturday, April 18, 2009

In The Pink II


You know it's a good bird picture day when you come back with shots of one of these guys. This is a roseate spoonbill, and for some reason, I hardly ever get pictures of these guys. It's not that I don't see them occasionally. I saw one flying out of a drainage canal earlier this morning, but when I've got a camera in my hand, they're rare as hen's teeth. But today, I got one. He was just sitting there in the small rookery on City Island, so I shot a few dozen pictures. He didn't move much, so don't expect any action shots. I'm pretty happy with most of these, though. Well, except for the one below. The camera is focused on some leaves in front on him, but I included the shot anyway, since it's the only one where he had his beak open. And what a beak it is!


2 comments:

Buster said...

He's kid of a strange looking duck, so to speak.

Lot of great birdy shots today!

Anonymous said...

are they pink for the same reasons that flamingos are pink?