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

  2. such a cool bird. :)

    thanks for coming by! :)

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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

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

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