May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
I came home recently to this. Look on the far side of the duck pond, and you will see a pink bird. Yes, I know it is just a tiny speck, but what do you expect from my iPhone?
It’s not a flamingo. I made several frantic calls to Dave, who informed me that it is a Roseate Spoonbill. He says he saw many of these when he was growing up here.
It is definitely an odd-looking bird with the strangest beak. I hope it doesn’t eat our koi. I tried to get closer, but evidently Roseate Spoonbills are very shy. When I was close enough to snap a shot, it flew away. Sorry about that. Dave says it will return. Hopefully I will be there with the camera (not an iPhone) when it does.