These pictures are from early spring, at High Island, TX. Enjoy!
The Double-crested Cormorants mixed uneventfully with the spoonbills.
The males did their best to win a mate.
Once a female accepted a male, they sealed the deal with this bonding ritual, where they took turns stretching their heads way down, then back up to gently rap their amazing beaks together. I say this based strictly upon my own observations, so please speak up if I’ve got this wrong!
Meanwhile, new spoonbills were still arriving…
…and some were ready for a nap…
While others spent their time just looking as handsome as possible.