25th May 2014

Finally a couple of birds to break the migrant-free monotony today, both of which were at the Dams, and both of which brought a flavour of the Med to an already warm and sunny afternoon. A Spoonbill arrived there mid-p.m – on plumage, very likely the bird seen a few times over the last month – but kindly settled in and put on a fantastic show this time; our trusty Dams photographers arrived a little late to the party, enabling them to clock on to a superb (Black-crowned) NIGHT-HERON (MD, TS et al) as it casually sauntered into their field of view (thus cruelly relegating the showiest Spoonbill in recent memory to an also-ran).

(Black-crowned) Night-heron (Mike Day)

(Black-crowned) Night-heron (Mike Day)

(Black-crowned) Night-heron (Mark Pearson)

(Black-crowned) Night-heron (Mark Pearson)

 

Spoonbill (Mark Pearson)

Spoonbill (Mark Pearson)