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Listing of January sightings in "Diary" 
-----------------------------------------------------------View favorite 2017 photos in "Bonus Content" on left.

Mexican Roosting Spot for Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills

Jan. 5, 2018

After traveling 7 miles up the Rio San Christobal near San Blas on the Western Coast, we entered a quiet lagoon.

On the lagoon's far edge, we located a roosting flock of storks and spoonbills. These birds will breed in the USA but are wintering in Mexico.

Rare along the Southeast Coast and Gulf Coast where they nest, Wood Storks are more abundant south of the border.

Looking up at Wood Storks in flight, you will see they are wonderful soaring birds. While flying and soaring, they hold their necks straight out and dangle their long legs behind them.

Roseate Spoonbills love shrimp. The pink pigments from those shrimp give them their beautiful color.

To find food, they sift through mud in shallows with their wide, flat bills.

With a wingspan exceeding four feet, spoonbills are a favorite photo subject at Ding Darling Refuge, and other preserves in Florida.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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