The Roseate Spoonbill is one of Sanibel Island’s most famous residents. It’s rares, however to see one outside of the shallow swamps of the island or the shoreline and lagoons. A pair of spoonbills made a surprise appearance at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers – several miles inland.
They weren’t alone. Along with the spoonbills, nearly 20 other birds – great and snowy egrets, little blue herons, tricolored herons, ibises, and black crowned night herons – packed Otter Pond at the slough.