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Sun Sep 6, 2020, 09:18 AM

I encountered a Roseate Spoonbill in my backyard on Thursday. Working from home has its perks!

I was fortunate to be able to stalk this fellow with my telephoto lens during my lunch hour.













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Reply I encountered a Roseate Spoonbill in my backyard on Thursday. Working from home has its perks! (Original post)
Pacifist Patriot Sep 6 OP
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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 09:20 AM

1. Spoonbills

Beautiful!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 09:34 AM

2. Spectacular. Love the in flight pics, particularly the last two with the mirror

reflections.

Oh, and I want a back yard like yours . . .

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 09:44 AM

3. Spoon bills

Beaks are really cool looking. Have always been fascinated with birds that are colorful and unique your spoonbill is both. Thank you.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:06 AM

4. Beautiful! Beautiful backyard, too!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:04 AM

21. Thank you. Everyone would be so disappointed if I showed the full view from my back patio.

It's actually a retention pond surrounded by suburban houses with .20 acre lots. LOL!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:24 AM

32. Wow! Well you did a great job photographing!

Iím glad the Spoonbill doesnít mind the suburbs.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:09 AM

5. Beautiful! FL?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:00 AM

15. Yep. Brevard County.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:47 PM

50. miss Ding Darling refuge and the great State Parks in FL. FL must amazing before rampant development

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:09 AM

6. The photos are all good, but that last one if incredible.

You should frame it.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:01 AM

17. Definitely considering it. I have some still life photos I took back in 2005...

hanging in my breakfast nook (turned office/sewing room). Tempted to replace them with this.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:05 AM

23. Yeah, and the 3rd one too.

That was a good catch.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:10 PM

49. I second that! Well done!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:10 AM

7. I am jealous beyond words.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:13 AM

8. Fabulous shots!

Beautiful bird!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:16 AM

9. Beautiful photos--and gorgeous backyard!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:59 AM

14. Thanks. The backyard is on the ever present Florida retention pond.

If I were to zoom out, you'd just see the backs of other suburban houses around the pond. Not exactly a wildlife refuge I'm afraid.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:11 AM

27. LOL, I know right?

I swear, if it wasn't for those ponds, we'd be underwater. Those and the canals.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:17 AM

10. Gorgeous color! I'm so envious, all I get are

plain brown sparrows and raucous crows.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:40 AM

11. That last one...

should be entered in one of DU's photo contests. Stunning.

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Response to llmart (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:05 AM

22. Thanks!

Got lucky with this one. Took 89 shots on sports mode to get ten keepers.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:50 AM

12. What incredible photos. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful being with us.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:59 AM

13. very nice!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:02 AM

18. OMG!

That's amazing! I have never seen one of those! The pictures are amazing!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:10 AM

25. I'd never seen one until recently.

He/She seems to have taken up residence around the retention pond behind our house a little over a week ago. Went out on a whim with a few minutes to spare before a conference call to see what I could get. My experience is primarily sports and music performance photography. My camera was still set on sports mode, so before I knew it, I had 89 shots of her/him to play with. Very lucky!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:22 AM

31. Truly a bit of

serendipity there! Beautiful bird. I love bird watching, they are so amazing, all of them. That's not to say I don't love to watch any wildlife, because I do and live in a wildlife rich area for that reason.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:03 AM

19. Beautiful. Great photos!

Florida has birds we never see up here in Virginia.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:03 AM

20. Love that last picture. Perfect balance.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:10 AM

26. Thanks!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:08 AM

24. Wow

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:17 AM

28. Wow, my dear Pacifist Patriot! These are amazing and gorgeous!

The last 2 or so are breathtaking.

You have captured magic!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:18 AM

30. Sheer luck! LOL!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:17 AM

29. That's some excellent photography right there!

That bird is impressive - what a colour!!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:29 AM

33. Great job

Thank you

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:34 AM

34. So cool!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:42 AM

35. that is so cool.

i like your backyard

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 11:42 AM

36. I grew up in So Fla. Thats one of my favorite birds along with Snowy Egrets and Wood Storks.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:06 PM

37. Beautiful

Nice backyard 🙂

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:06 PM

38. Beautiful photos!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:07 PM

39. How gorgeous! You are so fortunate! I have only ever seen them in the wild

at the wonderful Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, FL. Love your photos! The bottom one is my favorite of them all.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:10 PM

40. What a treat! Great photography! Thank you.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:35 PM

41. Great work!

Wow!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:54 PM

42. Lovely stalking.

I had a wild turkey dive bomb into my backyard last week. Walked around talking (that odd, muted, soprano undertone) to itself. She terrorized my min pin, then walked off into the woods like the AWOL guy in "More American Graffiti", poignant like. Not pink, though, surprisingly tall, willowy even.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:57 PM

43. Beautiful! I haven't seen one in my part of Brevard yet.


You did a great job with the pics!

We have plenty of ibises, osprey, herons (blue & green), anhingas, & I even saw an eagle in my back yard once (he got close to an osprey nest & the osprey forced the eagle down to the ground in my yard, I just happened to see it).

I know what you mean about the 0.2 acre lots, that's my neighborhood too. You'll understand why I jumped on my house when I saw it, it's on a curve in the road so the front yard is narrow but the back yard fans out wide, 0.44 acres total, with a detached workshop & access to the back on a street that dead ends at the canal. I can park at the dead end & move things in/out of my workshop, it's perfect for what I do.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #43)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 11:54 AM

65. I've lived in this house for almost 18 years and this is the first one I have seen.

Your house location sounds awesome, especially for this area.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:11 PM

44. Lucky you!

I will have a view of a retention pond from my new house, too. Hoping to see some water birds, eventually.

LOVE the last shot!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:22 PM

45. beautiful pictures of a truly

bizarre looking bird.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:51 PM

46. Absolutely fantastic pictures!

Thank you so much for sharing them with us! This really made my day.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:06 PM

47. Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:16 PM

48. What a glorious bird - these are absolutely stunning!

Taken by an extremely talented photographer... KUDOS!

Thanks for sharing these with us!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:26 PM

51. Contest entty here? 😍😍😍

Tyvm for sharing these gorgeous pix!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:31 PM

52. Beautiful. Used to see the stray single or couple of these in the neighborhoods around...

Galveston Bay, and larger flocks on more remote parts of all Texas bays. Once, as a kid in the sixties, I saw a flock that had to be over a thousand on a remote oil lease near the town of Angleton, again near Galveston bay. These days I see the odd one or two, and recently one flock of dozens on St. Charles Bay, but not like the old days.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:43 PM

53. Gorgeous! Bird and photos! n/t

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:51 PM

54. Nice job!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:25 PM

55. Wow, beautiful!

Thank you for posting!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:34 PM

56. These are breathtakingly beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them. nt

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 06:18 PM

57. WOW

very impressive pics! What a treat!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:10 PM

58. What a majestic bird!

Great photos!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:18 PM

59. These photos are breathtaking!nt

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:23 PM

60. Magnificent

Thanks

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:32 PM

61. Touching heaven. Myakka state park usually had a few.

Magenta and pink against a blue sky.
Those are my favorites, but too beautiful to be locked in my mind as real. So my spirit bird is a great blue heron.

Seeing a great blue is reassuring and joyful. Swing a Roseate spoonbill is a religious experience that takes your breath away.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:40 PM

62. Gorgeous bird, gorgeous photos

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:37 AM

63. I would vote for this in a DU photo contest, superb pic

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:00 AM

64. Beautiful!

I saw a lot of those when I visited the Aransas Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast. I also saw the state bird of MN, loons, in their winter habitat.

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