Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.


Thumbnails
Info
Photo Info

Dimensions3110 x 1750
Original file size3.64 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Aug-13 13:52
Date modified18-Aug-13 11:27
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length105 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.6
Exposure1/1000 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePartial
_MG_9824 Spoonbill Flats

_MG_9824 Spoonbill Flats

Several groups of Roseate Spoonbills were feeding in the tidal pools - on the mudflats at all but low tide.

We saw about 12-15 birds together with snowy egrets and an occasional Tri-colored heron.

the Roseate Spoonbill has been frequently identified as one of the key indicator species for restoration of the estuarine system (e.g., Science Subgroup 1997, Hobbie et al. 1999).

Thus, monitoring changes in the distribution and abundance of this species will provide a valuable measure of successful restoration.

Excerpted from:

http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/sofla/Spoonbills/spoonbills.html