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Must Be Lost
Apr 21, 2020 10:20:29   #
dannac Loc: 60 miles SW of New Orleans
 
Standing in backyard this morning, could hear the sounds of a plane.

Staring looking and spotted this bird that was pretty high, but was going to pass overhead.

Probably a well known bird, but I have never encountered this type in my area.


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Apr 21, 2020 10:31:08   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Roseate Spoonbill. They are pretty common.

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Apr 21, 2020 10:35:11   #
tomad Loc: North Carolina
 
It's a Roseate Spoonbill, common in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana.

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Apr 21, 2020 12:20:10   #
dannac Loc: 60 miles SW of New Orleans
 
Thanks guys.

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Apr 21, 2020 12:47:28   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
I've seen photos posted to UHH, but never this direct overhead view. How cool!

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Apr 21, 2020 17:01:33   #
dannac Loc: 60 miles SW of New Orleans
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
I've seen photos posted to UHH, but never this direct overhead view. How cool!


Hi Linda

It was a surprise ... occasionally will see an egret pass by, but have never seen that type in my area.
... and if not for the sound of the plane, doubt I would have seen it.

Flying pretty high, luckily had my longest lens.

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Apr 22, 2020 14:11:57   #
Bonnie Halsell Loc: Ocala, Florida USA
 
Great capture, congratulations.

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Apr 22, 2020 17:15:12   #
JeffDavidson Loc: Originally Detroit Now Los Angeles
 
Interesting with the light through the feathers

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