~Birding in Texas, Roseate Spoonbills

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High Island, Texas, Sam Oats Rookery, April, 2017

Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill

The Egrets were ahead of the Spoonbills in nesting and raising chicks. They were still gathering sticks to add to their nests, sitting on the nests to hatch more chicks, and hunting for food to feed the chicks they had. Not sure how many chicks are hatched during a breeding season, but probably not very many of them make it to adults. 😦

The Spoonbills were chasing each other, mating, and vocal. Howard captured the sounds at this amazing place, which I will share in a future post.

_MG_8916 A pair

_MG_8917 oOo

_MG_8925 oOo

_MG_8911 Sweet

_MG_9086 A funny photo, mirror images!

_MG_8906 Hunting

_MG_8986 Bird Hotel

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It would have been a treat to see Spoonbill chicks!

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