I was sat in the hide at Inner Marsh Farm watching all sorts of waders in front of me, when I spotted two large white birds in flight in the distance. I put the binoculars up and quickly focused on a pair of Spoonbills. I put the word out in the hide and there were lots of happy people as the pair circled and eventually landed on the pool in front of us.
These birds for me are usually seen on the North Norfolk coast, but they are becoming more of an annual visitor to the Dee Estuary now. That said, this was a pure chance encounter. They didn't hang around long and were soon off. I enjoyed the short time that they were there. A real bonus.
A short 10 minute stay and they were off again.
Wow fabulous action photos !ReplyDelete
Good work in getting those BIFs Adam. From experience I know that getting Spoonbills in flight is not easy. They are so looong!ReplyDelete
What lovely birds. Great shots.ReplyDelete
Hello, great sighting and photos of the Spoonbills. They are cool birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the comment and visit to my blog.ReplyDelete
I love the way you captured the birds in flight, during landing, and wading in the water. Beautiful photos of lovely creatures.ReplyDelete
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Enjoyed you photos. Glad we've met!ReplyDelete
Wonderful action shots of nature's and our feathered friends!ReplyDelete
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Beautiful in flight are they not. We have wild birds that winter over in our Skagit Valley. Snow Geese by the tens of thousands and Trumpeter Swan just to mention a couple. Well Eagles stay for the winter also. Google Skagit Valley snow geese and you will see a plethora of beautiful birdsReplyDelete
dancing on waterReplyDelete
WoW!!! great action/flight captures!! they are beautiful birds, they don't hang out around here!!ReplyDelete
Adam, wonderful action photos of the Spoonbills. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Spoonbills are one of my very favorite birds to see! Today I looked up and saw 2 storks overhead. That was exciting. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
You were there at the right place at the right time!! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Your post & photos are super this week, as always...thanks so much for sharing it all with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'
Beautiful Spoonbill flying, love 'em.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a spoonbill in the UK. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Amazing bills and so pretty birds!ReplyDelete
Pretty birds and such fantastic photos of them!ReplyDelete
Wonderful birds - it can't have been that long ago when a site like that in the UK would be be really very unusual. Very nice pictures.ReplyDelete
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Wonderful winged shots. I'm glad to get a visit from the early birder!ReplyDelete
They're really beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love the photos in flightReplyDelete
How wonderful to capture images of these interesting birds... I am going to look them up as the bill is unique..MichelleReplyDelete
Beautiful birds and great in-flight captures.ReplyDelete
great photos of a bird I have long wanted to see (and missed seeing when it visited my local wetland birding spot)ReplyDelete
Really beautfiul birds!ReplyDelete
That was amazing timing! And amazing photos. Adam, I bet your fellow birders are forever grateful you spotted these and alerted them. And I’m grateful you shared the pics. In Florida we see roseate spoonbills, which still thrill me ...it never occurred to me before this that the roseate in their name is there not only to describe their color but also because other (beautiful) spoonbills also exist. I loved learning this.ReplyDelete
Marvellous to have Spoonbill land where you were and theee images are superb,ReplyDelete
I've never seen a spoonbill. These are great shots.ReplyDelete
Spoonbills are amazing! Great shots!ReplyDelete
Wow they are very lovely captures of birds especially those in flight. Thanks for visiting my post.ReplyDelete