Our Wonderful World – Spoonbills of White Lake

Well here are the last pics from White Lake Wildlife Management Area, and they are of one our favorite birds – the Roseate Spoonbill. After our boat ride through the marsh, a sack lunch, and a quick discourse about the WMA, we took a short boat trip across the canal to the levy. Yes, I went to the levy and the levy was dry. Sorry about that, but I couldn’t resist.

Once on the levy, we were right in line with a natural rookery area for the spoonbills. Although I wasn’t as close as I really would have hoped to be for some nice “zoomed in” shots, I was able to get a few in flight and one sitting on the nest. All of them are full of the bright and lush green marshy plant life, and the contrasting pink and red of the spoonbills. Out of the few shots above, my favorite is definitely the roseate on the nest. Just seeing these beautiful birds in the wild is enough, but seeing them flying, eating, building, and sitting on the nest…all the activities of bird life in one spot.

After this photography session on the levy, we all loaded up in the pontoon boat, and took our final ride back to the boat dock. We unloaded, took a group photo with the photography group, swapped a few funny stories and the day ended.

I’m always encouraging people to get out there and enjoy the world around them, and be sure to try new and different things. We’ve never been on a boat in the marsh, but loved it. We’ve never photographed some of the birds and flowers that we saw there, but loved every minute of it.

So enjoy these photos, click the “Like and Follow” buttons below, and don’t forget to check out our redesigned web page: rmgoldsmithphotography.com. Once there you can easily leave us a comment, browse our portfolio, look back at all of my previous blog posts and photos, and who knows…maybe you’ll like one of the photos so much, you might just have to buy a print of your own.

Until next time, from my camera to yours, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”

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