Today's bird is the Roseate Spoonbill! It's a Gulf-Coast specialty bird in the summer, but down in South Texas you can see them year round. Their name is pretty apt: the pretty pink with that big, soup-spoon of a bill. What they do is bend over and skim through the mud and the muck at the bottom of shallow ponds looking for food. When you see them in a flock, they'll walk back and forth, sweeping their heads to move their giant bill. These aren't the first Spoonbills I've seen--the first one I saw in the wild was on a run in a Weslaco Canal. I knew right away what it was because of the pink feathers. This flock was hanging out at the deck pond at Estero Llano Grande State Park on May 12, 2012.