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Roseate Spoonbill in Utah

26 Jul 2012
Mouth of Sheep Canyon
Glen Canyon NRA
San Juan County, Utah

(E-mails from Derek Dalrymple, 2 Aug 2012)


Here is some info on the Spoonbill. Have lots more pic's too.

On July 26, 2012 approximately at 0730 hours, while on river patrol on the Colorado River within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, National Park Rangers Derek Dalrymple and James O’Donoghue observed and identified a Roseate Spoonbill. The Roseate Spoonbill was on river right across from the mouth of Sheep Canyon. The Roseate Spoonbill was feeding, grooming and wading along the banks of the Colorado River, while being observed and photographed for approximately an hour. The Spoonbill flew upstream but circled back to the general location. The Rangers were able to identify the bird because Ranger Derek Dalrymple is a birder and his experience as a ranger in a National Park in south Florida, Big Cypress.
Thanks, Derek

Derek Dalrymple
U.S. Park Ranger
Sequoia / Kings Canyon NP
Grant Grove Subdistrict
559 565 4336

         Photos by Derek Dalrymple    ©Derek Dalrymple


Photos by Derek Dalrymple    ©Derek Dalrymple

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