Roseate Spoonbill in the mangroves on overcast day STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NEFF

Oct 23, 2017. I was exploring the mangroves near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge's north area on an overcast morning. The mangroves have openings that create a canopy with a path to the water. I watched a roseate spoonbill feed in the shallow water.

Many species of wading birds were there. This is an egret looking for a fish.

They move their wide flat bill side-to-side to sift the muck.

The mangroves along the shoreline provide a rich habitat for birds, crabs and fish.

This morning the tide was receding. This soft mud and sand or what we call "muck" provides the perfect area for them to forage for food.

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