Sunday, 11 June 2017

Spoonbill still at Montrose Basin

Back at Montrose Basin on a Saturday evening, I was hoping to find the Little Stint again but with some sun on its back, instead one of the "missing" Spoonbills the 1st summer bird flew in unexpectedly. Also around was the long staying Little Egret and two Ospreys visited and fished, but I'm not sure if they actually caught anything while I watched.

I managed a few photos of the Spoonbill which had landed on the shingle on the river edge close to the Shelduck Hide where it preened and then hopped about drying its feathers before flying down into the basin to feed in one of the channels. I wonder where the older Spoonbill has gone and noted that a single Spoonbill was seen on Saturday on the Garnock Estuary in Ayrshire.






Found this House Martin sitting in a part built nest on Olive's house recently lit up by an orange sun near to dusk


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