I remember visiting the Florida Everglades as a young college kid and stumbling across a small flock of Roseate Spoonbills. Seeing this unique and colorful bird again has been at the top of my priority list since I began birding and blogging about it a little over a year ago. This Sunday morning, as I often do, I was pursuing the list of recent bird sightings on the Tropical Audubon Society’s Miami Bird Board and I saw that one of our local bird-watching rock stars had spotted a flock of Spoonbill the previous afternoon at the Cutler Wetland. So I packed up my gear and headed out to the Wetland. When I arrived it was teeming with as many different birds species as I can remember being there in the past. There were various types of ducks, coots, dowitchers, sandpipers and american avocets — but no spoonbills. Regardless, I stayed there for over an hour snapping photos and enjoying the outdoors. Then, as I was packing up to go, a lady came by and told me that there was a flock of pink birds on the other side of a pond down the street. I jumped in the car and raced over and sure enough, there were approximately twenty Roseate Spoonbills resting on the far end of the pond. They were a little too far away for my 400mm lens, but I was able to get a few photos that were at least good enough for evidence.