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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Cromane Spoonbill makes it back yet again

Adult Spoonbill, Cromane, 28th September 2017 (M.O'Clery).

This amazing bird has returned yet again. It first appeared as a juvenile bird at Cromane in November 2005.

Rubbish photos taken in what could, if you were in generous mood, be described as "A difficult photographic opportunity impaired by heavy, wind-borne horizontal precipitation". If not in a generous mood then best described as, "Feckin' pissin' it down." I kid you not, but after briefly winding down the driver's window in the car for this photo, there was rain drops splattered on the inside of the passenger window...

Here's a better photo of the same bird in October last year.

Adult Spoonbill, Cromane, 28th September 2017 (M.O'Clery). 

Little Stint (with Pied Wagtail), Rossbeigh, 28th September 2017 (M.O'Clery).

Semi-useful size and plumage comparison between these utterly different species. Probably not a real identification problem, still, if needed, this photo will help sort it out.