East Chevington, Northumberland  July 2011

probably 3rd or 4th calendar year bird

tiny blackish tips just visible on longest primaries

Castle Island, River Wansbeck, Northumberland  August 2011

adult - no black visible at all in wing tips

Spoonbill  Platalea leucorodia

Druridge Pools NR, Northumberland   May 2011

probably a 3rd calendar year bird

Druridge Pools NR, Northumberland   May 2011

3rd calendar year bird complete with bling!

ringed as a nestling in The Netherlands in June 2009

Cresswell Pond NR, Northumberland  May 2012

adult

Druridge Pools NR, Northumberland   May 2011

same two birds as above allopreening

Druridge Pools NR, Northumberland   May 2011

again the same two birds as above performing a little nest refurbishment

 on an abandoned Coot's nest

Castle Island, River Wansbeck, Northumberland June 2011

two 2nd calendar years birds allopreening

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Druridge Pools NR, Northumberland   May 2017

adult

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