"Florida's Wild Things"

 
We found this pretty Roseatte Spoonbill in the J. N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Photo by Elizabeth VanderPutten. February 2001
Photo by Elizabeth A. VanderPutten. February, 2001

Roseate Spoonbill

We found this pretty Roseate Spoonbill in the J. N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. According to our guide, about a dozen of these birds winter on the Refuge. Most spend their winters in the Everglades


We were apparently lucky to see one since they are usually only active during the night.