Aug 28 2011


Published by at 6:10 am under Beyond Bounds

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 wearing breeding plumage.

How elegant.



(photo by Andreas Trepte,, 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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