Wise Birding Holidays

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Spoonbill

A Spoonbill on the patch today courtesy of Ian Waite - Thank you!
Thanks also to Doug for the call.

Only the second Spoonbill I have seen on the patch, the last being on 12th April 2013. It's not a regular bird on the Otter with only 1-2 birds since April 2013 as far as I can remember, so a great local bird.

The bird seemed to be a near breeding adult with just a few dark markings in the wing. Seems to fit a 4th calendar year bird from the quick reading I have done HERE 
It also seems to be the same bird that was seen at Ferrybridge in Dorset yesterday morning and then Seaton, Devon yesterday afternoon.

Despite a few flights, the bird returned and was still feeding at 17.50hrs when I left.


Eurasian Spoonbill, Otter Scrapes 14th March 2018

Eurasian Spoonbill, Otter Scrapes 14th March 2018

Eurasian Spoonbill, Otter Scrapes 14th March 2018

Eurasian Spoonbill, Otter Scrapes 14th March 2018

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