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Monday, 7 July 2014

Spoonbill - Titchwell

Having never seen a Spoonbill until last September. I have seen at least one on each of my visits to Norfolk since. I wasn't necessarily looking for one this time, but always had my fingers crossed that one might turn up somewhere nearby. As luck would have it, I was in the right place at the right time when I went to Titchwell RSPB reserve, as one dropped in while I was there. Such a bizarre looking bird with its huge bill (it's perfectly named), but I think that's what adds to it's wonder for me.
It was, unfortunately, some distance away for the camera, but looked awesome through the binoculars.



21 comments:

  1. Good views of that unique bill.

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  2. Wow! What beautiful shots of this fascinating bird for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. he's an interesting looking fellow

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  4. Like you say Adam, an amazing looking bird. It's almost too exotic for East Anglia. I wouldn't mind shots like those!

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  5. The spoonbill is a cool bird. Awesome sighting and photos. Have a happy week!

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  6. That was a good spot. I have never seen one in the UK.

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  7. You're right it is a bizarre looking bird, but great that you got some shots to share with us!
    Wren

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  8. I hope you were there long enough to watch it 'sweep' the water and just below the surface like they do. They're an awesome species. And great photos.

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  9. Great shots of a very cool bird!

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  10. Nice shooting Adam. Not something we see every day ... unfortunately.

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  11. I've never seen one in the wild Adam... just at Chester Zoo.
    Plenty of reports of them in Cheshire though.

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  12. I'm amazed by the shape of the spoonbill's beak. I have never seen one except in photos.

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  13. Hello Adam!:) Many thanks for your visit last week. When I returned the visit, my comment didn't post, and the same thing happened just now. This is my second attempt to comment on your fabulous Spoonbill pics. I would love to see these unusual birds in the wild, and you did such a good job to capture this one. Fingers crossed, this will post.

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  14. Greetings - as far as I know there were a flock of a about 10 of these birds at Holkham in Norfolk this week! Excited or what!!!

    Stewart M

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  15. Gorgeous pic...had no idea there were spoonbills on your side of the pond. I thought the roseate spoonbills we see in Florida were the only ones there were in fact. Glad to learn differently and love the pic.

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  16. Still looks great in your photographs.

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  17. A very interesting looking bird.

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  18. Great that you were able to get the spoonbill.

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  19. Great photos. I love our two species of local Spoonbills in Australia also - the bill is certainly facinating.

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  20. Maybe it was beautiful spoonbill too far but you have to spend. Quite many details in your photos Beautiful bird that I really like to also see :-)

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  21. That's lovely it is not a bird I have ever seen I don't think - have heard about them of course.

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