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Spoonprints

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A good number of Spoonbills started to gather at Cley last month. Evenings seemed to be best to see them. As I sat in the hide photographing them I began to notice the intricate patterning on the bills of the adults and wondered if they are unique to that individual. In other words can we identify individuals by their bill pattern? A bit like fingerprints. A nice spot of study for someone?

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2 Responses to “Spoonprints”


    • July 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

      They are Margo I agree. We were watching a group of a dozen or so yesterday feeding on a brackish marsh and they are just spellbinding to watch as they throw their bills from side to side searching for and filtering out food.


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