Roseate SpoonbillCoastal Birds
These beautiful birds are very exotic and strange looking because of their bright pink color, baldheads, and odd bills. Their large size, with a wing span of up to 52 inches, does not make them cumbersome, as they step lightly through the shallow waters on two long red legs. Swinging its long, flat, spoon-shaped bill back and forth, Roseate Spoonbills, easily sift through the water and mud to feed on small fish, insects, crustaceans, and frogs. A flock of the very social birds is a wondrous sight on the tiny islands along the coast of Louisiana, where they make their nests in the low shrubs and mangrove trees.
22″ X 15″ Watercolor on Arches paper
Part of the” Coastal Birds of Louisiana” Note card collection