Ever since I saw my first Roseate Spoonbill at Galveston State Park in Galveston, Texas I’ve been really fascinated with these comical beauties!! These funny little birds used to be hunted for their plumes for ladies hats and things like that, even their meat sometimes from around 1850-90’s. Then various groups like the Audubon Society got involved in their protection and in the 1940’s they finally were given protection – so happy people stepped up so I could see this creature today! U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects them now.
Baby Roseate’s bills/beaks are not spoon-shaped when born…it’s a gradual change for them
Thanks for hanging out with me and the Roseate’s! You comments are always very appreciated 🙂 🙂
Elizabeth and Co-Pilot Max