Bigger is Better! Right?
Was a lot of fun watching this Spoonbill breaking off this huge branch and getting it balanced for flight. His partner, patiently waiting about 20 feet away, was overwhelmed when he finally managed to get this thing home!! It took her quite awhile to weave this branch into the nesting materials. It stuck out quite a bit in the back which made a great place for the babies when they began "branching" ( wandering out of the nest and exercising their wings to build them up). So maybe Papa had this in the house building plans all along??
Rosette Spoonbill, Alligator Farm, St Augustine, Florida
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