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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Occasional Visitor


Yellow-billed Spoonpiper oops bill, Walnut Ave, Mildura

I love watching spoonbills feed, sifting from side to side. Sunday night this bird was wary as it had just flown into a new spot and wouldn't feed, but it was more at home yesterday morning.

The black details on the face and plume are very fine. The silly thing was that I had been having trouble getting a good egret shot (see a couple of posts back), and when I then tried to get the spoonbill, the egret wouldn't get out of the frame!

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12 comments:

  1. A great action shot! Love the long feathers on this bird! Like a rug!

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  2. such a cool bird. :)

    thanks for coming by! :)

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  3. Wow, what a cool bird! Great shot! Wishing you the best in 2013, Happy New Year!

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  4. It looks similar to our Roseate Spoonbills which are rose colored.
    Happy New Year.

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  5. Nice photo of the Spoonbill - so did you photograph the egret as well?

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  6. Spoonbills are great birds to watch - I still find it remarkable that I can see them in the wild!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Oh m gosh he's great! We have roseate spoonbills here (in Florida), but I think yours is at least as spectacular == his bill looks even longer. I have to do a little scrolling around on your lovely blog to try to figure out where you are.

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  8. Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Beautiful picture.
    Happy New Year ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  10. That's funny about the egret. Good shot of the spoonpiper.

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