I found this Spoonbill in a sort of stream that runs along one of the wetlands that I go to with my camera. The water was in a shaded area so the lighting was a bit difficult, but it does show off the start of the Spoonbill’s breeding plumage. There can be more dramatic changes, especially the coloring around the head. I always have thought that the eyes are creepy when you see them up close.
A Red Shouldered Hawk perched on the corner of a commercial building.
There certainly are a lot of these around here. At one of the places I go with my camera there is always a Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on top of a telephone pole right next to the parking area.