Bird Weekly Challenge #27: Birds with Long Wingspans

The wingspan of the American White Pelican can be as much as nine feet wide. A single pelican is shown in the image above and the next image is a trio flying over the water.

American White Pelican

These are some more of of my favorite captures of birds with long wingspans.

Thank you Lisa. for this Bird Weekly Challenge: Birds with Long Wingspans

Bird Weekly Challenge #14: Flocks

For this week’s Bird Weekly Challenge Lisa has asked us to show flocks of birds. The above image is of a flock of Roseate Spoonbills on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Flock of Great Egrets with two Spoonbills in Everglades National Park
Flock of Brown Pelicans in Coastal Georgia
Flocks of nesting Egrets and Wood Storks at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Thanks you Lisa. for this challenge. Her original post is Bird Weekly Challenge #14 – Flocks

Bird Weekly Challenge #11: Rare Bird for your Area

Several years ago, Henry and I were sitting on our back deck when a big pink bird flew over the marsh and landed in the creek. Like any good bird photographer I grabbed my camera and went out to investigate.

There were two Roseate Spoonbills searching for food in the creek bed. Until that sighting I had never seen one of these magnificent birds in our area.

Roseate Spoonbill in Georgia Tidal Creek
Roseate Spoonbill with 2 young juvenile little blue herons in Georgia

There was another Roseate Spoonbill in the creek for a few days the next year. Sadly, they haven’t been back since then.

Roseate Spoonbill in Georgia Creek

One winter a few years ago a Snowy Owl was spotted on top of one of the condominium buildings at the beach. Of course I grabbed my camera and went in search of this bird rarely seen in coastal Georgia. I set up my tripod with other excited birders and snapped away. He was pretty far off but I managed to get this shot. Can you see his yellow eyes?

Snowy Owl, Tybee Island, Georgia

Thanks you Lisa. for this challenge. Her original post is Bird Weekly Challenge #10 – Rare bird for your area