1 Spoon­bill

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Nature -

This is an ex­tra­or­di­nary-look­ing bird of lakes and marshes, but much big­ger than most. Spoon­bills are white, heron-size birds with mas­sive, spoon-shaped beaks that they sweep from side to side in the wa­ter, snap­ping up small aquatic crea­tures. Like the black-winged stilts (be­low), they’re

ex­pected to move north in search of wet­ter habi­tats. The RSPB has been plan­ning ahead, de­sign­ing parts of Wal­lasea Is­land na­ture re­serve in Essex to ac­com­mo­date them.

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