Page1of 6: Roseate Spoonbills (Platalea ajaja) in SouthWest Florida’s coastal estuaries.
<Photo by Wolf P. Weber of half a dozen Roseate Spoonbills resting and preening on SW FL mangrove roots in beautiful afternoon light.>
Center: Sand banks, before the tide washes over, are convenient places for waders and
shore birds to gather, feed, preen and rest in the safety of numbers. Other than a flock
of Dowitchers, there were almost a dozen Roseate Spoonbills, quite a few juvenile Ibis’
and so on. The background saw more than a handful of white phase Little Blue Herons.

The birds in the bottom image may come across as a bit odd, especially the juvenile
Brown Pelican. Plumage of the waders was rather wet due to on-and-off showers.
<Photo by Wolf P. Weber of multiple shore birds and waterfowl on and around a sandbank in a SW FL estuary. Some 10 Roseate Spoonbills are part of the scene.>
<Photo by Wolf P. Weber of a placid setting in FL coastal waters with 4 Roseate SPOONBILLS + 1 juvenile Pelican, their plumage wet after some rain. An alligator is lurking in the background.>
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