Alafia Banks Audubon Sanctuary

April 16, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Roseate Spoonbill_D4B2730 We travelled up to the Tampa area to photograph Roseate Spoonbills at the Alafia Banks Audubon Sanctuary (27°50'46" N 82°25'5" W)

I think this was my fourth time in this pretty special place.  Located not to far from a phosphate plant are a few Mangrove islands in the town of Gibsonton, Florida.  Here, hundreds or more likely, thousands of birds nest during the winter.  My favorite bird to photograph is the Roseate Spoonbill. They are large birds with great colors and an interesting physique.

Today, we saw a lot of birds but not so many Spoonies.  But, standing in the bay with waders on and the big glass mounted on the tripod is a wonderful experience in Florida.

We will be back again next year.

 

 

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