Spoon fed

“Spoon feeding in the long run

teaches us nothing

but the shape of the spoon.”

      E.M. Forster

Born with its own silver spoon in its mouth? Swinging its spoon-shaped beak from side to side when walking through the shallow waters of mangrove keys and mudflats, the Roseate Spoonbill Stork uses its slightly open bill to sift for dinner of crustaceans, aquatic insects and very small fish.

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Roseate Spoonbill Stork Photo by Jan Logozzo, Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla.

© 2019


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