14 December 2011

The Royal Spoonbills

..back at the Wetlands again, this time sharing the Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia.  Such an amazing bill!










with a couple of Magpie Geese Anseranus semipalmata

Full details on the Royal Spoonbill can be found on this Birds in Backyards Fact Sheet.

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22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

fantastic creatures! not only their bill, but their crazy headress! :)

Andrew said...

Spoonbills are fantastic birds to see in the wild.. Your images are fantastic to see Carole.

Giga said...

Te ptaki uwielbiam za ich dzioby, mają fantastyczny kształt. Piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

Gary said...

That is an unusual bill, but so is the hair do!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Minnie MiuMiu said...

I am agreed with TexWisGir, they have a crazy headress, little funny but beautiful as well! :)

eileeninmd said...

What a cool looking spoonbill. I love its hairdo! Wonderful bird and great photos.

Sharyl said...

I wish I could get my hair to lay like that! (I could do without the bill, but it looks great on this creature!) Wonderful pictures, Carole!

Jeanne said...

Such a fascinating looking beak. Will have to look up this bird and see what it does with that beak. Thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Have not seen one in person...but it looks impressive!! TFS
Jan

holdingmoments said...

Great captures of a stunning bird Carole.

Stewart M said...

Splendid birds!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz said...

Great images Carole!! I have never seen a spoonbill before (well only in a bird book). What an interesting bill... quite unique.

Springman said...

Thank you for sharing Carole! What a bird...I did not know about this Royal version of the spoonbill. I think I am in love!

Michelle said...

The bill and the feathers on the head make it look like dignified professor...don't know what made me think of that....

the cuby poet said...

I have never seen a Spoonbill except in photos and these are lovely.

Brian King said...

An unusual, yet great looking bird! Love that bill. Wonderful shots, Carole!

Hilke Breder said...

Interesting bird, Carole, and perfectly captured! Thanks for the link to the fact sheet - was interested in reading about its feeding habits.

Pat said...

Regal-looking! Wonderful captures.

Arija said...

The spoonbill is quite an amazing bird. Really nice shots.

Francisca said...

A sight I've never seen! What an amazing creature this spoonbill.

Judy said...

I love the second shot, with the sun highlighting that crest lying along the back of his neck, and the reflection!

Joe said...

Find your blog over at BJK Outdoors. Really enjoy your wildlife photos.