Spoonbills galore and more!

Even more Roseate Spoonbills at Ding today, along with Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, a Great Blue Heron, and a snake.  There were at least 22 Spoonbills in this spot for a while.

Look at the orange tail feathers on this one below!  I'd never noticed that before.

I love to see a Great Blue Heron with its mating plumage.

Notice the rabbit in the background to the right of the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron.

I think this is a Florida Water Snake. We saw it crossing the road at Ding when several people stopped to take a photo of it.

We took a quick walk on the beach.  There were no birds in sight until we were ready to leave and then we were treated to a couple overhead.

This Magnificent Frigatebird was very high up, so the photo is not great.  But, I love watching them.  I think this is a juvenile since it has white on the chest and under the wings.  An adult has a wing span of over 7 feet!!  They can soar around for weeks without landing anywhere.  It makes me tired just to think about it!

This little lizard on our back deck gave me a friendly warning!

A colorful sunrise from my back deck.  I wish I'd been at the beach where I'm sure it was even more beautiful.