When I was a kid, a popular song of the early 1950s was “Sparrow in the Tree Top.” During a recent visit to Lake Martin, I witnessed a scene that reminded me of that song, except it was a spoonbill in the tree top.
This Roseate Spoonbill was far enough from my pickup truck on Rookery Road that it was comfortable with me taking a few photographs of it. It would turn it head one way, then the other.
I find the next image somewhat interesting. Although it is probably a tighter crop than comfortably supported by the resolution of the photograph, it shows quite well the overbite of the spoonbill’s bill.
This spoonbill never turned its body to face me, but instead flew away from the tree and the camera a few seconds after these photos were taken.
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