Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Animal Wednesday ...on wednesday

We took one afternoon and went biking in Myakka State Park while we were in Florida - and stupidly all I had for a camera was my Blackberry. So when we saw these Roseate Spoonbills I could only take a fuzzy far away shot of these pink lovelies standing in a line.

Here is a stock photo of one - really lovely looking birds.

Happy Animal Wednesday to you all!! Link away.


AtelierBrigitte said...

These are so wonderful - I love those pink birds as well. But I have to go to a zoo to see them in real live.

I linked to my Animal Wednesday entry from last week, so maybe some of you have already seen it... I hope I have something new next week.


studio lolo said...

Oooh, great spotting even though camera-less!
Southern climates have the most colorful birds.

HAW Ms. Mim!

Marion said...

Wow, I've never seen these birds in the wild...what a sight that must have been!

We have pelicans that nest in the Cariboo...I have yet to have my camera with me when I see one of those. It seems so strange to me to have pelicans way up North like this!

Lynn said...

Well it must have been a real treat to see them all lined up like that! Such beautiful birds!

Hope mom is doing well.

Teri C said...

It is still a beautiful shot. Great reflection also.

Robin said...

Beautiful! They are so gorgeous!
I have only seen them in Zoos.... and on nature programmes...but even then, they take one's breath away. To see them in the wild - what a gift!


♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

i might give a third of a little finger to see these birds in the wild

okay, i got carried away. but i would definitely give up lunch.

love you mim!

sukipoet said...

unique and beautiful glad you were able to get out and bike ride whilst at your mom's

marianne said...

never even knew these existed!!!!
I only know flamingo's........
What a find and lucky you had your phone with you!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It never fails to not have a camera when a great photo op appears. I think you did good with your blackberry. At least you took a picture. HAW.

Lori ann said...

Great that you got to see them Mim, that's most important i think.
sounds like the most fun bikeride!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Bummer on not having your camera. I love these birds. Did a painting with them in it a few years ago.