Aug 28 2011

Elegant

Published by at 6:10 am under Beyond Bounds,Water and Shore

Eurasian spoonbill (photo by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net, via Wikimedia Commons)

Eurasian spoonbill (photo by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net, via Wikimedia Commons)

As if dressed in its finest clothes, this Eurasian spoonbill steps through the marsh and scans the water with its bill — but it doesn’t soil its feathers.

In fact these are its finest clothes.  It’s in breeding plumage.

How elegant.

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(photo by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net, via Wikimedia Commons where it was picture of the day on 31 Dec 2011.  Click on the photo to see the original.)

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