Saturday, January 31, 2009

Camera Critters-Roseate Spoonbills



Awhile back, I found this great meme called Camera Critters. I love the pictures and decided that with my wealth of critter pictures down here in SW Florida, I would join in and I have for several weeks now. I would like to have you hop on over to Camera Critters. There you can either sign up for your own post for Camera Critters or see lots and lots of other great critter pics. So, now that you've done that--here is my critter for the day.

These pictures were taken at Ding Darling National Wildlife Sanctuary. People love to drive through the sanctuary and see the Roseate Spoonbills. A Roseate Spoonbill is a wading bird who mainly resides in South America, the Caribbean and the Florida Gulf Coast. They nest mainly in mangrove trees. They are often mistaken for Flamingos by people who have never seen them before.

9 comments:

June said...

I'm going to Ding Darling a couple of weekends from now...my photo meet-up group has scheduled an outing there. Looking forward to seeing lots of birds, including spoonbills!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

wow birds birds everywhere

Gayle said...

Pink birds! Can you think of anything more beautiful?! I saw some of those in the zoo. Very pretty.

Groomer Angie said...

Beautiful! I love the coloring. Thanks for sharing those

ramblingwoods.com said...

Lovely photos..I wish I was close to the ocean to see the wildlife..but I can see it via your photos...

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

We will definitely do the Ding Darling Preserve next October. Last October we were so reluctant to give up even a moment of beach time that we didn't go. We won't make that mistake again!!

Tink *~*~* said...

Lovely shots of the spoonbills. I haven't been to the Ding in a while, I think I'm due before it starts getting very hot again.

Tink *~*~*

My Mobile Adventures *~*~* Presents: Eagles from the Florida Gulf Coast

Rebecca said...

oh these are just beautiful and so peaceful - great job. you might also want to join a meme called shadow shot sunday since they all have great shadows as well which is hosted by hey herriet - her blog is http://heyharriet.blogspot.com/

:)

Tootie said...

I love their beautiful pink coloring!