Soft pink feathers with a dull colored head. As the name implies, flat, spoon-shaped bill.
The bird was rooting around in the man-made pond of my neighborhood.
How surprised were my daughter and I when we saw this awkward looking pink bird in our pond instead of our normal Great Egret? I dropped her off at school and ran home to grab my camera. Luckily, the bird was still searching for breakfast when I returned. I've seen this species closer to the coast, but never this far north.