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Roseate Spoonbill

Spectacular Wading Bird on Florida's Coastlines

Friday August 18, 2017

Often mistaken for flamangos, the Roseate Spoonbill is a regular on Florida's east coast's lagoons and waterways. These birds are now flourishing in the marshlands and can be seen wading with their odd shaped bills probing briskly back and forth in search of small prey. The pink plumage is unmistakable in the Florida greenery and due to their beautiful feathers this bird was once sought after for their colorful outfits when women used to adorn themselves with animal fur and bird hackle.

Fortuneatly the Roseate Spoonbill survived the onslaught of bird plume hunters and are thriving in the southeast United States today. You can often see these wading birds with Captain Gina as she gives her daily eco-tours and sightseeing adventures on the Banana River Lagoon and although Captain Richard's trips are not exclusively about sightseeing, you have a good chance of witnessing a spoonbill on one of his inshore fishing excursions.

A Roseate Spoonbill on the shoreline

At Lagooner Fishing Guides, we consider Roseate Spoonbills a good omen for luck. Wading birds often group on the shorelines where there's abundant food and fish are not far away. But Captain Gina simply loves to see a spoonbill on one of her eco-tours as they are beautiful and bring loads of visual pleasure to her sightseeing endeavors.

"Spoonbills are one of my favorite birds to watch on the vast saltwater lagoons of Florida's coastlines..."

The spectacular colored roseate spoonbill is a native resident wading bird on Central Florida's east coast.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

Author Captain Richard Bradley

Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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