Beauty in White

Another special find at Ding Darling NWR, on Florida’s Sanibel Island, was a small group of American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) busy resting and preening: In Missouri, we get to see these beauties only during the spring and fall migrations, so I thoroughly enjoyed finding these white beauties during my recent winter Florida trip!   […]

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Those Wonderful Spoonies!

One of my favorite all-time birds is the Roseatte Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja). Found along the Gulf Coast, it is always a pleasure to find these birds when I travel to Florida. The roseatte spoonbill is a large, long-necked wading bird with it’s most prominent feature being it’s “spoon bill”. The bill is flat and spoon-shaped, […]

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Longing For Warmer Temps, and …

… Roseatte Spoonbills (Ajaia ajaja)! As with most of the country right now, we’re experiencing very cold temperatures in Missouri. So cold that, while daydreaming earlier today, I envisioned watching the beautiful Roseatte Spoonbills as they arrived in front of me at Ding Darling NWR (Florida) a few years ago. These beauties are one of […]

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