Don't be offended if this bird looks down his nose at you - he was born with his mouth in a silver spoon. The Roseate Spoonbill's beak is a special attachment with which he dredges aquatic goodies out of the mud. For after-dinner relaxation he stands on one foot for an hour or more. The Spoonbill was once numerous on the Florida and Texas coasts, but by 1920 was more frequently seen on ladies' bonnets and souvenir fans. His future is still uncertain.
Paper Size: 20 1/2" x 15"
Image Size: 18 1/2" x 13"
(C) Estate of Charley Harper 2009