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OldProf
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I have noticed that the bills of many spoonbills are damaged. I wonder what could be causing this? Alligators? Maybe it is the scanning motion underwater without knowing whats under there. If anyone has any idea please post it.
I am attaching an example below. C&C welcome

Thanks
Saba



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Spoonbill with damaged bill!



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May 16, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Possibly alligators or even fish not sure. What I am sure of is that the picture is fantastic!


May 16, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Thanks for looking
The shot was taken handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor300mm F4 and a Nikkor 1.7xE teleconverter for a combined focal length of 500mm.
Saba



May 16, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


No idea and we don't have them over here but your fine pic sure captures the damage to this one's beak.
Martin



May 16, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Thanks for looking Martin. Its good to hear from you again. If it is a fish that caused the damage, then it must be quite a chomper Or maybe the beaks are much more fragile than they seem.
Have a wonderful evening
Saba



May 16, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Lovely photo

I have no idea, but many wild animals have "dings"

Seems it's doing well anyhow & that's the main thing.

Lil



May 16, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


i don't know about the bills Saba... but it's a very nice shot


May 16, 2013 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Nicely done Saba ~ Ron


May 16, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Very nice Saba . No idea about the injured bills.

Birdie



May 17, 2013 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Good shot Saba. Cannot help with the damage question.


May 17, 2013 at 02:58 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Very nice picture Saba No idea about the beaks

Tim



May 17, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Maybe something related to the banding?


May 17, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Thank you Lil,
Sorry, could not login on my ipad, so I could not reply earlier.
Again, thank you very much for looking.
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Hi Kenny
Thanks for looking.
Have to get to NB soon to cut the grass. I hear the weather is good up north.
Cheers
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Thanks Ron. I appreciate it.
Cheers
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 02:26 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Great looking spoonie Saba!


May 17, 2013 at 02:27 PM
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Hi Roberta,

Thanks for looking. There are quite a few spoonbills this time of year in Louisiana. Check their bills out when you come across them. I hear the alligators are just as big and mean is Louisiana as they are in Florida.
Have a wonderful day.
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 02:29 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Beautiful shot, Saba; interesting not only for the bill defect but also what appears to be double bands, one on each leg!

Greg



May 17, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Hello Ken,
Thanks. Hope spring has arrived in Edmonton. Take care
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Spoonbill (Bills) Beaks


Hi Tim,
Thanks for looking. It just may be the bills are not that robust
Cheers
Saba



May 17, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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