Saturday, February 4, 2012

Roseate Spoonbill Surprise

Roseate Spoonbill
 Just when I think I have seen it all after ten years as a Snowbird, Florida always presents me with another surprise.  Today, we were having a normal Saturday; TV and computer with a little house maintenance thrown in.  He said we should DO something.  I suggested the beach, which we hadn't visited yet this year.  The surf was up and the surfers were "doing their thing".  After I had taken about 100 photos of that, we drove on North toward, and past Sebastian Inlet to Long Point Park.  We turned in and drove along the winding approach to the park.  Suddenly through the trees we saw a lagoon.  I saw a flash of pink and grabbed my camera.  My first thought was a flamingo, but I knew they don't come this far North.  As I walked to the bank of the lagoon I recognized the Roseate Spoonbill...the first I had ever seen.  It was kind enough to pose while I snapped away.
The reflection shows his color exceptionally well.

Isn't he just BEAUTIFUL?


Here is a two page scrapbook page I did about the surfers I mentioned before.

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I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.
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