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This morning we had a beautiful bird in the yard. She had a weird bill and her colors were a peachy pink and when she flew around the pond her wings were colored a very deep pink. My Dh looked the bird up and she is called a Rosea Spoon Bill. He did get a picture and if we can we will post it later.


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Posts: 2527 | Location: Sarasota | Registered: Jan 31, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow sounds interesting. Can't wait to see the pic.


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Roseate spoonbills are indeed odd looking at first but they are so gorgeous, particularly in their breeding plumage when there's orange on them to go with all that pink and white. I'd think you would see them frequently there in Sarasota.


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Posts: 6752 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Nope, this bird is a first. We do get green parrots, bald eagles, and a variety of cranes and ducks. There are beautiful birds here in Sarasota. The birds here haven't any fear of humans either.


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Oh I hope I get to see one! I've seen many new visitors in our ponds the last 11 years, it would be wonderful to spot one of those!


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Posts: 7540 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: Feb 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is interesting! I took these pics last August of a bird and DH and I thought it might be a flamingo. Do you think it is a Rosea Spoon Bill? Sorry for the picture quality. I took these with my camera phone.

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Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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ETA....have been reading about this unique bird and looking at pictures. I believe it is a Roseate Spoonbill.

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Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Definitely is a roseate spoonbill. Their beak does look spoonlike.


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Posts: 6752 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh are they ever pretty! I want pink birds in my garden! LOL


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Thank you FFG. DH and I haven't seen another one but according to the Georgia DNR the sightings have increased along the Georgia coastline. Apparently they were nearly wiped out in the late 1800's. Interesting bird!
 
Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is the bird and when it flew over the pond the colors on the open wings were a very deep pink. My Dh tried to get the picture uploaded for me but the size from his camera was too big and we had no idea how to down size it. HMMM, just like around here.


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Georgia Peach, Thank you so much for the pictures.


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Flboy, if you need help posting pics just ask away. I'll try to help and if I don't have the answer someone here surely will. I would love to see your picture.
 
Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Catch one for me & ship to Ohio! LOL


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I would have thought it was a funky flamingo! Cool!
 
Posts: 3280 | Location: Putnam County, NY z5 | Registered: Jun 30, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Georgia Peach, My DH put the picture in our email file folder and when we opened it, it was huge. We have to learn how to downsize it and how to get it moved over to the Message board to post. I did look up the directions from HGTV but I couldn't find all of the points to do this. I must say the pictures on here are clearer and great. We only have one spoonbill here and I hope she stays for awhile. There is a canal at the end of the pond and she hangs out there when the cranes are gone for a walk.


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Flboy

Are you familiar with the Paint Program? Open Paint, choose resize, choose pixels, type 640 in the Horizontal Box and the vertical box will automatically resize to 416. Save it. Here in your post a reply box click add attachment and find your pic in your e-mail file and click open. This will add it to your post. Click Post Now and it should be added to your reply.

Hope this helps. If you do not use paint just let me know the program you do use. I'll try to walk you through it.

GP

If anyone can help me out with a better explanation please do.

 
Posts: 2280 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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OMG, that is waaaaaaay COOL!!! Love it!!Smile
 
Posts: 2527 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Fantastic!
 
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