I had a very brief encounter with a family of four Spoonbills that I caught up with at Coatham Marsh TVWT on Friday evening. I arrived on site at 18.11 and was alerted to them very quickly in flight. They circled for a short while and kept dropping down into the pools before being spooked by a train and flying strongly north at 18.19.
The quest to get some decent on the ground (or in flight come to think of it) piccies continues!
Bigger pictures if you click on the images to get to flickr.
the Gigrin Black / Black-eared Kite revisited
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