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Dawn at the Rookery(2017)-4 Unlucky Roseatte Spoonbill

Postby Didereaux » Tue May 16, 2017 5:19 pm

Don't know this for certain, but I think I a correct. All but a handful of Roseattes had already raised their broods and left, But this male and his mate were scurrying about on the island picking up sticks and carrying them off to some corner. Obviously building a nest. He was still, as you can see, in full breeding regalia. So what I think happened is that they lost there first hatch, probably to a gator, and are starting a second... might make it, might not. Any how he flew off the island to get some food and I got this shot. Just to dark to get a decent BIFF, but that's the breaks. they are pretty I think, in an ungainly, homely way.

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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 16, 2017 11:10 pm

He actually looks sad!
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Re: Dawn at the Rookery(2017)-4 Unlucky Roseatte Spoonbill

Postby minniev » Wed May 17, 2017 8:54 pm

Didereaux wrote:Don't know this for certain, but I think I a correct. All but a handful of Roseattes had already raised their broods and left, But this male and his mate were scurrying about on the island picking up sticks and carrying them off to some corner. Obviously building a nest. He was still, as you can see, in full breeding regalia. So what I think happened is that they lost there first hatch, probably to a gator, and are starting a second... might make it, might not. Any how he flew off the island to get some food and I got this shot. Just to dark to get a decent BIFF, but that's the breaks. they are pretty I think, in an ungainly, homely way.

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Re: Dawn at the Rookery(2017)-4 Unlucky Roseatte Spoonbill

Postby St3v3M » Fri May 19, 2017 6:05 am

Didereaux wrote:Don't know this for certain, but I think I a correct. All but a handful of Roseattes had already raised their broods and left, But this male and his mate were scurrying about on the island picking up sticks and carrying them off to some corner. Obviously building a nest. He was still, as you can see, in full breeding regalia. So what I think happened is that they lost there first hatch, probably to a gator, and are starting a second... might make it, might not. Any how he flew off the island to get some food and I got this shot. Just to dark to get a decent BIFF, but that's the breaks. they are pretty I think, in an ungainly, homely way.

They remind me of a flamingo that crossed with a duck and that bill is an amazing evolutionary break.

I wonder if their color is for the same reason as flamingos. I'll have to learn more. Thank you for sharing! S-
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Re: Dawn at the Rookery(2017)-4 Unlucky Roseatte Spoonbill

Postby Didereaux » Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am

St3v3M wrote:
Didereaux wrote:Don't know this for certain, but I think I a correct. All but a handful of Roseattes had already raised their broods and left, But this male and his mate were scurrying about on the island picking up sticks and carrying them off to some corner. Obviously building a nest. He was still, as you can see, in full breeding regalia. So what I think happened is that they lost there first hatch, probably to a gator, and are starting a second... might make it, might not. Any how he flew off the island to get some food and I got this shot. Just to dark to get a decent BIFF, but that's the breaks. they are pretty I think, in an ungainly, homely way.

They remind me of a flamingo that crossed with a duck and that bill is an amazing evolutionary break.

I wonder if their color is for the same reason as flamingos. I'll have to learn more. Thank you for sharing! S-


Although they have a slight pinkish cast to some parts under all conditions, just like the flamingos it is intensified the more shrimp, and mudbugs(crawdads) they eat. And of course the colors are also added too during breeding times.
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Re: Dawn at the Rookery(2017)-4 Unlucky Roseatte Spoonbill

Postby St3v3M » Fri May 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Didereaux wrote:Although they have a slight pinkish cast to some parts under all conditions, just like the flamingos it is intensified the more shrimp, and mudbugs(crawdads) they eat. And of course the colors are also added too during breeding times.

I always love to learn new things! Thank you again! S-
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