Roseate spoonbill – Fort Pierce, Florida

10394480_652280201508086_4607407919732827500_n[1] We see many varieties of birds on our tours, but the appearance of a roseate spoonbill really makes our day. This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, newts and very small fish ignored by larger waders. See spoonbills and other wonders of the Indian River Lagoon from a motorized kayak. Guided tours launch daily.

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