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30th July 2014 - Waders, Spoonbills & Spotted (a) Crake!

A private tour today in North Norfolk, we went looking for waders and Spoonbills. There are lots of waders on the move at the moment, so it is a good time to be out looking along the coast. 502 more words

26th July 2014 - Birds in the mist

A day tour in North Norfolk again today, looking for raptors, waders & Spoonbills. We headed inland for the farmland behind the coast again first thing, hoping to escape the thick sea mist which had descended. 605 more words

22nd July 2014 - Raptors & Titchwell

A day tour in North Norfolk today, looking for rare breeding birds, Spoonbills and waders. We spent the morning looking for raptors. Our first stop yielded the bonus of at least 3… 360 more words

Funny things at the zoo

One of the African spoonbills in the aviary that you can walk through. He’s looking at me like “What are you doing down there?”

Funny duck trying to hide under a small bush. 236 more words

Lowry Park Zoo

African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)

How would it feel to walk around with a spoon for a mouth? Well, I guess this bird should be able to answer that question. The African Spoonbill, pure white, a challenge for a point and shoot, especially on early afternoon, with distinctive long, flattened spoon-like bill. 69 more words

Fauna

Ruaha National Park to Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Today we depart Jongomero.  There was an extra ride added for the morning, but it left at 6:30 am and Donna and I were not packed.   1,178 more words

International

End of a Florida Spoonbill Photography Season

We are now officially at the end of the good season to photograph Spoonbills with either breeding colors or young chicks in Florida. This year was pretty good as the Tampa Bay offered an amazing spectacle of pink feather life. 587 more words