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Touch down | by John Beukeboom
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Touch down

This Spoonbill looks just like a balletdancer, the way it gently touches the water when he comes in to land.

They are such graceful birds and when the light is right they are such a joy to watch and take pictures of.

I spend hours watching the young chasing the parents and begging for food, all the time making some weird whistling noises.

Finally the parent birds give in and the young stick their long beaks right down the parents throats to get to the food.

These pictures I has saved for a later upload. :)

 

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Taken on August 31, 2008