One of the birds most people love to see in this area is the Roseate Spoonbill. And no wonder, as they are quite an exotic looking creature.
Their pink plumage is the result of their eating habits. They feed on crustaceans who in turn have fed on algae. This kinda blurry photo at least shows the brilliant shades of their pink feathers.
It's fun to listen to the folks viewing these birds from the visitor center boardwalk... some think they're seeing flamingos when they first spy them.
A slightly better photo of their "spoonbill".... they swing their heads from side to side in the water, using their bill to scoop up their dinner.
A flock of maybe 15-20 hang out near the boardwalk behind the visitor center here at Cameron Prairie NWR (SW Louisiana)... they are definitely one of the main attractions here.
The other critter everyone wants to see is the alligator.
Personally, I think the Spoonbill is much more attractive. ;-)
That's All For Today!