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WE are very proud to write the following highly respected art groups have featured on the dates indicated by each groups name our "We Have Life Off" image:
1 - Created by Southern Artists: 4/02/2017
2 - USA Photographers ONLY: 04/03/2017
3 - Poetic Poultry: 4/03/2017
4 - Coastal Water Birds - Shore Birds: 4/04/2017
5 - Images That Excite You: 4/10/2017
6 - Animal Photographs: 4/10/2017
7 - KINGDOM Animalia: 4/13/17
8 - Wildlife ONE A DAY: 4/15/17
Pictured is what we think is one of the most beautiful of all birds due to its color, at least in our part of the world. The majestic Roseate Spoonbill. I, Bill, was the lucky one of us two to capture this image on March 31, 2017 while Deb and I visited the infamous Alligator Farm located in Saint Augustine, Florida. This is only one of the many amazing birds we saw the wonderful few hours we were there. WE actually crawled out of bed at 0300 (that's 3 am) that morning so we could drive the almost 3 hours trip to be there no later than 0750 (7:50 am) to get in early since we purchased annual photographers passes on the first trip.
Now for a few interesting facts about this species.
The roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) (sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United States and on central Florida's Atlantic coast Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge adjoined with NASA Kennedy Space Center.
This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, newts and very small fish ignored by larger waders. In the United States, a popular place to observe roseate spoonbills is "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Roseate spoonbills must compete for food with snowy egrets, great egrets, tricolored herons and American white pelicans.
The roseate spoonbill nests in shrubs or trees, often mangroves, laying two to five eggs, which are whitish with brown markings. Immature birds have white, feathered heads, and the pink of the plumage is paler. The bill is yellowish or pinkish.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
April 2nd, 2017
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