In our neck of the woods, Roseate Spoonbills are sometimes jokingly referred to as “Cajun Flamingos.” Early one morning I caught this spoonbill wading on one of the drained crawfish ponds in the Dusty Road area.
The next day we returned in the late afternoon, and I saw a group of four spoonbills flying in a straight line.
About ten minutes later, a lone bird flew almost directly overhead. The low sun produced contrasting shadowy and bright areas on its wing.
The locations from which these photos were taken are shown on the map below. Zoom in for more detail.