Roseate Spoonbill

This is a Florida bird from earlier in the spring.  They look prehistoric to me, I am somewhat infatuated with them and would love to search out a wild flock to photograph.  This single bird was at a popular state park known for birding. Spoonbills have a large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side trading  small aquatic creatures inside… info from my iBird ap.roseate spoonbill preening16 roseate spoonbill preening15 roseate spoonbill preening10 roseate spoonbill preening11