Roseatte Spoonbill Trivia #1 (birds water wild+animals ). Photo by SunsetFL
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Roseatte Spoonbill Trivia #1

Uploaded by: SunsetFL

Friday January 18, 2013

lake worth, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I went to a new location today. John Prince Park in Lakeworth Florida and found a very cooperative spoonbill. Did you know? - The lovely pink primaries of the Roseate Spoonbill were highly prized for use in the construction of ladies' fans at the turn of the century. This made Spoonbills one of the favorite targets of the professional plume hunters that decimated so many species of wading birds. By the 1930's the once thriving Florida population had dropped to an historic low of 30 to 40 breeding pairs, nesting only in a few small colonies on the keys of Florida Bay. Once they gained full legal protection from hunting the species began to rebound. Now over a thousand pairs nest in Florida. The ground nesting colonies in Texas and Louisiana are extremely vulnerable to any predator that can make its way to their off shore islands. Entire colonies have been known to shift locations. As suitable sites become increasingly scarce due to coastal development birds may be forced to continue to nest in vulnerable sites. Some populations show high levels of pesticide levels in their eggs but they do not appear to be significantly impaired by egg shell thinning at this time. Source -


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11. gduket
2:02 PM GMT on January 19, 2013
Congratulations! Great shots...
Beautiful Bird!
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10. Wanda1948
9:46 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Love it! Congratulations!
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9. gardner48197
3:03 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Another wonderful Florida bird, thanks for sharing all of these beauties!! Congrats!!
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8. suzi46
2:58 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
thanks for all this info on this stunning bird Bev..hopefully they will survive mankind! AC congrats :)
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7. Budsgirl
2:32 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Very pretty bird! Thanks for the additional info!
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6. ruralartist
2:07 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Purdy Birdie!!! Congrats on your AC.
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5. Kiddotwo007
1:56 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Sooo beautiful!!! Nothing but a ten here.
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4. randel52
1:56 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Beautiful colors great shot!!
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3. mcgino
1:39 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Thank you for the background information about this wonderful bird! The image is fabulous, of course :-)
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2. Biskitten
1:09 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Stunning shot of this beautiful spoonbill & great caption! AC congrats, Bev!
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1. catilac
11:51 PM GMT on January 18, 2013
Outstanding shot and color!
UPDATE: Congratulations!
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People change and so do profiles. It was April 2004 that I started my photgraphy journey that started with posting pics of a family of owls. I didn't have a clue what depth of field, aperture, or manual mode were. But you folks and my husband encouraged me and we documented the owls until the last baby fledged and left home. Left with a huge hole in my time and a larger hole in my heart I started to photograph other birds, animals and of course sunrises and sunsets. Photography is absolutely my passion and birds in flight and nesting experiences are among my favorites.Create your own visitor map!

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