Spoonbill News Update (via Phil Lanoue)

Last year, I wrote about an injured Great Blue Heron surviving and thriving after a partial amputation to its wing in “Wherein He Gets the Girl“.

This year, the wonderful photographer and blogger Phil Lanoue has been chronicling the recovery of an injured Spoonbill in a salt marsh there. Not only are Phil’s photos always excellent, Phil really cares about his subjects.

There are photographers who mainly care about “getting the shot,” without seeming to care much about the wildlife in their captures. Not Phil. That is something I really respect in a nature photographer.

I rarely reblog, but am moved by Phil’s photos and words about the denizens of his salt marsh, and especially about one particular Spoonbill.

Phil Lanoue Photography

Well our injured pink friend is still around the area and he seems to be recovering fairly well with his wounds.

He is behaving as normal, hanging out and feeding with his friends including a tricolored heron and a cormorant. Also relaxing in a tree with an egret, and he appears to be flying just fine.

We were glad he stayed around so we could keep an eye on him and continue to hope the injuries heal. And maybe if we are all lucky, some spoonbill friends will arrive so he has company!

Spoonbill News Update

Spoonbill News Update

Spoonbill News Update

Spoonbill News Update

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Posted on August 24, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Wonderful, thank you for sharing!
    The spoonbill surely looks like he’s doing fine, he is gorgeous in flight, I don’t doubt he will fully recover and get some spoonbill company.

  2. That’s a beautiful spoonbill!

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