Friday, June 21, 2019

You scratch your back and I'll scratch mine!



Wouldn't that be excellent if when you get that unbearable itch on your back you could just bend your neck back and sort it yourself :) Spoonbills fascinate me, their large, flat, spatula like bills are so useful . Wikipedia states that they 'need to feed many hours of the day'.. we even have something in common 😉 Where on earth has this week gone! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


25 comments:

  1. They look both ungainly but graceful.

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  2. ...you can see how they get their name.

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  3. There were thousands of those in Florida. We watched one flock on a lake that had 175 birds in it. Do the ones in Oz turn pink or red? There is something they eat in Florida that turns their plumage rose colored.
    Nice images Grace.

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  4. The feathers are fluffy! Glorious creatures!

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  5. Fascinating birds well photographed. Hope you have a great Friday.

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  6. Beautiful birds, I love their name!

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  7. Love these photographs :)

    … yes, a good question "Where on earth has this week gone! "
    They whizz by don't they :)

    All the best Jan

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  8. You made me laugh...I certainly do have days where I need to feed many hours a day! Ha! It is always interesting how these creatures have evolved.

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  9. Yes, the perfect scratching implement!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. So glad to join you in our end of the globe!

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  11. Lovely captures and clever caption :)

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  12. I wonder why they have to feed for so long each day. Not efficient collectors of food? Great photos of rather interesting birds.

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  13. We don't have these birds in our region so they're fascinating in their simple different-ness. Very cool looking birds.

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  14. Now I´m hungry, Grace, and boy, my back... :-)
    Thank you for this funny start into a long weekend! xox

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  15. Happy Friday. I love those spoony bills.

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  16. They look funny creatures, but very elegant!

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  17. Fascinating bird.
    Have a nice weekend, Grace !

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  18. Not to believe it but we have also breeding colonies here in the netherlands and when I still worked I saw them in the meadows on my way to my work.

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  19. Very elegant and beautiful birds.

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  20. What A Cutie - Well Done

    Cheers

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  21. Beautiful birds. If Wiki is right then why do the ones I see spend so much time standing around doing nothing?

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  22. Lots of the Florida shorebirds seem to spend their lives picking insects out of their feathers.

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