Isley Marsh Spoonbills

A check of the estuary on morning dog walk finally gave (3rd time lucky) opportunity to read the juvenile Spoonbill's rings for first time, partly visible in Richard Yeats' photographs from 3rd Oct (haven't seen this bird discussed anywhere, apologies if I've missed any previous posts). The ring combination is Black (flag) over Red over Pale-blue on right tibia; Metal over Black over Black on left tibia; black flag actually being the new flag colour for Netherlands-scheme spoonbills (like the other older spoonbill on the estuary with yellow flag), born from 2015 onwards. I've emailed to request the details on the bird.

Posted October 10th, 2016 at 11:00 am by Lowell Mills in Bird News