A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Saturday 30 July 2011


This Spoonbill has been at WWT Slimbridge for 37 days now. The first time we saw one at Slimbridge some years ago we were just back from Africa and it only stayed for a few days.

When we caught up with this one a few weeks ago it was very active, rushing about with his bill down in the water most of the time. When we saw the Spoonbill yesterday he was rather sleepy but at least he was showing that he had a "spoon" bill as you can see above.

It is quite unusual to see a Spoonbill in this part of the UK especially being around for so long. Is it to do with our unusual summer...who knows?

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