Saturday, 10 June 2017

Spoonbills at Lake Kerkini, Greece.

Another species that I have only ever photographed once before in the UK and at some distance was the Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) so another enjoyable encounter was the 40+ encamped in the drowned forest on Lake Kerniki, Greece.

An adult standing guard over two youngsters in one of the nests situated within close proximity of the very numerous and noisy nesting Cormorants.

The left hand bird (above) of this probable breeding pair was ringed 'V2'. I sent off a report via BTO and received its record history from the Dutch coordinator confirming it was ringed on 20 May 2001 at Lake Kerniki. The only previous reported sighting was in 2010 on the lake.

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  1. So pretty...beautiful images. I favor the last one, with wings open and getting ready to perch in the sunlight!!!

  2. Hello, these Spoonbills are awesome birds. The color around their necks looks like a necklace. Great collection of photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  3. Such beautiful spoonbills! It is the first time for me to see the bird. Very interesting.
    Happy Saturday!

  4. What fabulous photos! Spoonbills are one of my favorite birds here in Florida but the coloring is different here. They are ALL beautiful though! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Great shots of the Spoonies, amazingly its the firs time I've ever seen them in tees , or as they are in a nesting coloney.
    All the best, Gordon.

  6. Lovely images of the spoonbills!
    greetings, Maria

  7. Really very pretty Frank.
    You could beautifully grab these beautiful spoons, making the details even more visible.

  8. That spoonbill has aged very well! More nice images of this interesting and beautiful species!


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