Daily Archives: April 21, 2018

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Roseate Spoonbill, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine Florida

The wild bird rookery at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm (a world class zoo despite its name) is one of the best places in the US to photograph nesting waders…including increasing numbers of Roseate Spoonbills. They are actively building nests this week and this bird flew regular sorties out and back between a pile of twigs under the trees and its nest above the boardwalk. I was not the only photographer tracking the flights. Sony RX10iv at 468mm. Program mode with birds in flight modifications. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 250. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.