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More Strawberry Birds
self | Sept 16. 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 09/15/2012 9:57:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

I got these Thursday after a doctor's appointment. Not much time, just one pass along the water and I had to head back to catch the bus.

The Roseate Spoonbills with white feathered heads are the young birds, breeding age birds develope the bronze helmet look.

Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bird; florida; photo

1 posted on 09/15/2012 9:57:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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pinglist


2 posted on 09/15/2012 9:58:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wonderrful pics. Headed to my desktop, thanks!


3 posted on 09/15/2012 9:59:45 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Those are beautiful!!!


4 posted on 09/15/2012 10:00:31 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

beautiful.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 10:02:23 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very nice thanks


6 posted on 09/15/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful pictures as always, Swampsiper.

Thatnks for the ping.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 10:08:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

thatnks=thanks


8 posted on 09/15/2012 10:09:42 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful Birds and Great Photography Sniper! Thanks for sharing...


9 posted on 09/15/2012 10:22:53 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks. Beautiful birds, indeed. I’d never see them otherwise...


10 posted on 09/15/2012 10:24:27 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful pictures as usual. One of these was spotted and photographed by a local birder here (Glendale, Arizona) in what is a rare appearance in these parts.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 10:25:34 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So beautiful! Thank you.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 10:31:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Where’s the photo of Missy chasing them?


13 posted on 09/15/2012 10:34:34 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
You do good work, yoeman.

How's the eye surgery thing working out for you?

/johnny

14 posted on 09/15/2012 10:46:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Those birds are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!


15 posted on 09/15/2012 11:02:15 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow! Are those in a wildlife preserve or something?


16 posted on 09/15/2012 11:04:56 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!


17 posted on 09/15/2012 11:15:25 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful birds.
Excellent work.


18 posted on 09/15/2012 11:29:53 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: expat1000; SWAMPSNIPER
He does that all the time. He lives somewhere where he can do that.

He's also very clueful on cameras and such, should you ever have a question.

Wasn't long ago, I believe he had eye surgery and said he could see better.

A week before he had posted photos that would do proud in Natl Geo. He takes better pictures before eye surgery than I can see in normal life.

All freepers have their place. Swampy needs to be behind a camera. He's damn good at that.

/johnny

19 posted on 09/16/2012 12:16:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How lovely.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 1:15:14 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a nice way to start the day—looking at your outstanding pictures of these beautiful birds. They look like they’re posing for you!


21 posted on 09/16/2012 3:18:41 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Today is my birthday, and I consider your beautiful photos to be my first gift! What a way to wake up! Thanks.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 3:31:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Today is my birthday, and I consider your beautiful photos to be my first gift! What a way to wake up! Thanks.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 3:31:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Dang, you live in a beautiful area. Wildlife and Doctors all within reach of a bus :-)

(I haven't even even seen a Robin in a while. Think they're all gone now)

24 posted on 09/16/2012 4:52:50 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Those are wonderful!

Thank you for sharing them.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 5:24:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful pics...thanks for posting.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 5:41:14 AM PDT by floozy22 (You must socialize to economonize.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful work; among your best. Thanks a Sunday morning treat.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 5:56:26 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

AWWWWW...my favorite color!

Thanks for making my morning “rosy”! (rosey?)


28 posted on 09/16/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So beautiful! Thank you.


29 posted on 09/16/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Really good photography work

You have any Hummingbird pics you could put up?


30 posted on 09/16/2012 7:30:00 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Excellent shots as usual, SWAMPSNIPER. I envy you living close to those birds.

For the benefit of those not familiar with roseate spoonbills, here is a picture of a pair of adult birds. You can see the brighter pink patch on the wings of the adults compared to the pale pink of the juveniles.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Harold Shea

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/tsiya/HUMMINGBIRDS/


32 posted on 09/16/2012 8:27:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Harold Shea

I haven’t had a feeder set up for years, just one of the things I miss about being healthy.


33 posted on 09/16/2012 8:29:32 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: expat1000

This is a retention pond on the campus of Flagler Hospital. Someone actually took time to do it right so it isn’t just a big puddle full of trash.


34 posted on 09/16/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JRandomFreeper

All I need now is a cheap pair of reading glasses for small print.


35 posted on 09/16/2012 8:35:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks. An overused adjective that I rarely use myself, but ‘awesome’ is totally appropriate in this case!


36 posted on 09/16/2012 8:38:25 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the ping SWAMPSNIPER. Enjoyed.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 9:20:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous!!!


38 posted on 09/16/2012 11:04:40 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

stunning! I would be so in awe that I couldn’t take a pic, just beautiful!


39 posted on 09/16/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wallpaper for me as well...Thanks...


40 posted on 09/17/2012 11:02:41 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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