Return of the roseate spoonbills

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So pretty in pink, the roseate spoonbills returned to the island with the rain and subsequent boom in tadpoles, larvae and mosquitoes. These foragers were photographed in our front yard, right near the main road.

Normally a grassy — if rough — lawn, the area turns into a rather large pond this time of year and draws scores of different species of birds, the most fascinating to me being the spoonbills.

My favorite island birds -- the roseate spoonbills are back. Pretty great when you just need to walk out into your front yard to photograph them.
My favorite island birds — the roseate spoonbills are back. Pretty great when you just need to walk out into your front yard to photograph them.

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4 thoughts on “Return of the roseate spoonbills

    Susan said:
    October 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    pretty cool indeed.

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    Emily said:
    October 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    So lovely! We used to see them when riding our bikes through Grand Belizean Estates, but they were mostly in the air. How wonderful to be so close and to see them feeding.

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    Miranda said:
    October 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I HATE the speed bumps. You know you’ve learned to drive like a .san Pedrano when you start weaving to avoid them, and all the pot holes! I’m not nearly 100%yet, though. I figure at least half the women in Belize, or at least of the expats, think the town owes them a boob job. See for yourself, Bob. When you pass a woman going over a speed bump a little too fast, notice her arms crossing in front of her chest. Did you think that was some kind of religious sign? Maybe. as in, “Dear
    God, Gravity has been cruel enough! Don’t drag them down any further…”

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      October 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Ha! How did we get from spoonbill to boob jobs?? I love it. But I’ll never see speed bumps in quite the same way. . .

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