As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Rare spoonbill wader bird spotted at Devon estuary

By WMNJBayley | Posted: September 25, 2015

The spoonbill species is of European conservation concern and a very rare breeding bird in the UK

The single bird is an easy spot being pure white and mixing with Canada Geese and Black Tailed Godwits as well as any number of assorted duck species. The Spoonbill is one of those birds who's name is descriptive of the birds features, its bill is shaped like a spoon which it uses with elegant sideward sweeps of their bill catching all sorts of small mud dwelling creatures.

RSPB experts say in the breeding season adults show some yellow on their breast and bill tip.

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