Saturday, April 05, 2008

Roseate Spoonbill

These pictures were taken between 23rd & 30th March, 2008 at the High Island Rookery, Texas. During breeding season, they are much more colourful than during the rest of the year. In some of the pictures, you'll note some juveniles that are much less colourful. It's also interesting to watch some of their mating rituals. They seem to have sword fights with their bills and one of their rituals is they will sit side by side on tree or branch and bow their heads in unison, then raise their heads in unison. It's quite interesting to watch.

1 comment:

Ron Aaron said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing.