Spoonbill (Eurasian Spoonbill) Platalea leucorodia

A regular but scarce migrant in the UK, mostly in East Anglia and the south coast. In 2010 several pairs bred successfully for the first time in the UK in 100s of years, at Holkham in Norfolk - and they have returned each year since then.

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Spoonbill, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 26th April 2006

 

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Spoonbills, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 28th April 2006

 

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Spoonbills, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 19th June 2010

 

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Spoonbills, Brancaster (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2012

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 3rd May 2014

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 5th June 2015

 

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Spoonbill, Lagne de Óbidos (Leirua, Portugal), 18th April 2006

 

Spoonbills (and Shelduck), Hickling Rushill Scrape (Norfolk, UK), 20th June 2004

 

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Spoonbill, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 6th July 2009

 

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Spoonbill, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009

 

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Spoonbills, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 5th April 2014

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2015

 

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Spoonbill, Morston (Norfolk, UK), 20th June 2012

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 22nd March 2014

 

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Spoonbills, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2014

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 20th April 2016

 

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Spoonbill, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 13th September 2014

 

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Spoonbills, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 25th April 2015

 

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Spoonbills, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 17th May 2015

 

Spoonbill, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009

 

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Spoonbill, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 30th April 2006

 

Spoonbill, La Grande-Brière (Loire Atlantique, France), 26th June 2009