Spoonbills nesting in England after centuries


This is a spoonbill video from Hungary.

From Rare Bird Alert in Britain, news about the first time in centuries that spoonbills are nesting in England.

At Holkham National Nature Reserve, four spoonbill nesting pairs this year have fledged six young.

They nest in a mixed colony of great cormorants, grey herons, and little egrets (see also here) who already lived there.

See also here.

A rare sighting of a little egret has been made at Inverness’ Merkinch local nature reserve: here.

A Great Egret’s peculiar foraging method on a windy day, have you seen this? Here.

October 2010: Conservationists at Living Coasts in Torquay are heartbroken by the death of a rare bird. The female bank cormorant – named Mpumi – was found dead one morning at the end of last month by keeping staff: here.

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