Baby Roseate Spoonbills at the Alligator Farm

June 11, 2010 - Augustine Alligator Farm's bird rookery had a record-breaking four Roseate Spoonbill nests this spring.  Two sets of chicks hatched a few weeks ago, but they are not visible from the boardwalk.... Baby Roseate Spoonbill Dyeyo and I watched and waited for the babies to wake up, and we were rewarded…... Read more

Spoonbills and baby birds at St. Augustine Rookery

May 8, 2010 - After hearing about all the roosting roseate spoonbills at the St.... Tri-colored heron chick There were many roseate spoonbills roosting in the rookery.  Supposedly there are at least three nests with eggs, but we couldn't find them.  One of the photographers with the really fancy lenses told me that the…... Read more

Limpkins feasting on apple snails

February 7, 2010 - Palm Warbler There were several roseate spoonbills at Circle B today.  We see so many neat birds here, that I forget that some of these birds are pretty rare.  It's fun to see them up close.  This one doesn't have the same dark brilliant colors as the spoonies that I…... Read more

Bird-watching at Circle B Bar Reserve

December 23, 2009 - Great Egret (and poor fish) The Heron Hideout wasn't as busy as our last visit, but we did see a bunch of herons, and this roseate spoonbill.... Roseate spoonbill There are so many anhingas at this reserve!  The line, "Hey, there's an anhinga displaying!" has almost gotten to be a…... Read more

Our first visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 8, 2009 - Tri-colored heron Mixed in with the white ibises and great egrets were a bunch of roseate spoonbills.  I'd never seen a spoonbill before, and their bills really do look like spoons!  It was fun to watch them fishing.... Roseate spoonbill Rich and I saw an eagle flying over the highway…... Read more