During a pleasant but so far unremarkable walk around Keyhaven, we raised the binoculars to look at two largish birds cirling over the next lagoon. The shapes were distinctly unfamiliar, almost stork-like. Then as the birds turned, there was the bulge at the end of the bill which just shouted "Spoonbill"!

I took some distant flying shots for recognition purposes and then, after the birds had completed their display, managed a few distant shots of them on the water. All the while we were being buzzed by swifts (which you can see by enlarging this first picture.)

Suddenly, it wasn't quite such an average day!

Photographs - June 2013

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