Spoonbill Update

A short follow up today: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about visiting Orlando Wetlands Park and how many Roseate Spoonbills we saw (https://edrosack.com/2023/01/23/orlando-wetlands-park-jan-20-2023/). I said then “they seem to have established a thriving colony” but “I haven’t seen any nests yet”.

I stopped by again yesterday – there are still a large number of Spoonies – and they’re actively nesting!

Nesting SpoonbillNesting Spoonbill

And it looks like it won’t be long before there are even more!

Nesting SpoonbillsNesting Spoonbills

I only spotted one nest this time, but I’m sure there are more. Over the next couple of months there’ll be lots of nest building / repair, egg hatching, baby birds, fledglings, and young spoonbills to observe. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see nature in action with these beautiful birds. I plan to check in on them.

You can see a larger version of the header image at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/edrosack/52682475313/in/dateposted-public/

If you plan to visit, be aware of the festival next weekend – it’ll be crowded then (February 18th). Check their web page for details (https://www.orlando.gov/Parks-the-Environment/Directory/Wetlands-Park).

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Stay positive, be kind, take care of yourselves and each other. And if you can, let nature show you some amazing things!

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8 thoughts on “Spoonbill Update

  1. Outstanding photographs, Ed!

    I love that first shot with the moss-draped cypresses and terrific light. Oh, wait, I love that second shot in-flight with nesting material. On the other hand, a pair of Spoonbills at the nest is very compelling.

    I never was good at choosing favorites. Great post!

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