Monday, October 13, 2008

The Florida Aquarium Revisited

I thought I would revisit the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Florida. There was such a lot to see and I only gave you a taste of the aquarium when posting in June. The most interesting bird to me was the Roseate Spoonbill and they had a pair standing in a tree. There is something about their bill and their color that just makes me smile.

Did he just wink at me?
They are fun with the vulture like bald cap.
This one was on one foot and you can see the other tucked underneath.
This is my tribute to a great bird.
If you want to see other wild birds from Florida I suggest you visit Klaus at Virtua Gallery for some great photos of Florida birds.

25 comments:

kjpweb said...

Aren't they cool? Saw two of them today, but too far away to get a decent shot! They lighten up every place where they are with their color! Good shots!
Cheers, Klaus

Shellmo said...

He was definitely winking at you! Great shots!

nonizamboni said...

Spoonbill--a face made for radio!Wonderful shots...and I do think he likes you.
Thanks for sharing!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I love the pink colors and wow... just look at the bill on him... wonderful photos!!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Uhh, no, he was winking at me. tee hee
Very interesting bird. Pretty colors and I love their bill!

The Birdlady said...

I love these spoonbills - you did such a great job.

Luke Wiley said...

An awesome bird!

evlahos said...

very beautiful approach for ones more. wonderful pink color

Ferreira-Pinto said...

No doubt there ... someone was really giving a wink to someone ... could that be you, my friend?

John said...

Wonderful photos, FG!

Darla said...

I've never seen that bird before. Very interesting looking, great photos.

Mary said...

Their feathers are so beautiful, but their heads are sort of homely. I'd say it is definitely winking at you! I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why birds stand on one foot??

Warren Baker said...

Wow! F.G.
I don't think i'll be seeing one of those on my patch any time soon.

NovaS said...

Sweettttttttttttttttttt.. the birds is fabulous.. nice color and i've never seen one yet.. not until you posted one...

Tommy V said...

what a cool looking bird.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shots. Beautiful color :-)

Pietro said...

Interesting sequence. Great photos!

EcoRover said...

Great spoonbill pics. Visited the Ding Darling preserve on Sanibel some years ago, and your pics took me back.

Carletta said...

Beautiful bird and photos!

The Tile Lady said...

Oh, what a great bird! Isn't his coloring lovely, and then to have that interesting-looking spoonbill. These are wonderful photos. I truly enjoyed visiting with him!

Tina said...

Wow they are wonderful shots, yea I think he was winking at you and even smiling!! Thanks for sharing!

Leedra said...

Spoonbills are so interesting and you captured them so well.

Louise said...

Their color definitely makes me smile! Terrific photos!

Marcos Santos said...

Hello my friend Fish

Beautiful bird.
So I know, this beak, in the form of spoon, acts as a sieve, through which passes the water, and food is withheld.
This was a great look for you.

Abra├žos
Marcos

tipper said...

You truly had one more fantastic trip to Florida-I'm glad you've kept showing us a little bit at a time.