It's great that Spoonbills are breeding in the UK again Gi - such a special bird.
As an extra bonus here's a dodgy sketch of first ever Spoonbills - two birds coming into breeding plumage (NB the shaggy crests, and the collar on the left hand bird) on the Kingsbridge Estuary in South Devon in April 1988 - 33 years ago! With some (OK - a lot of) imagination you can tell the (shaded) mudflats from the (unshaded) tidal creeks and see the houses on the hills behind.
Here's another one for World Wetlands Day - of the pair of Greater white-fronted Geese that have been wintering at Mai Po this year. It's been fun to watch them pulling up the reeds and feeding on the rhizomes - and to learn that this is a good enough source of food to have kept them here for the last couple of months.
I can tell they're Spoonbills but maybe wouldn't have guessed at the mudflats and tidal creeks!
Great video - talking of World Wetlands Day and feeding on rhizomes reminded me of watching a Purple Swamphen in the Ebro Delta, a fantastic wetland that I got to visit last February. This was videoscoped with my previous mobile phone.
Trialling the new media function. Here's a Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher shot earlier this week at Shing Mun.
And not a bird, but one I enjoyed, a Burmese Python a couple of weeks earlier near San Tin.
As this looks to work pretty well I'll post some more here to show the video capabilities of my Kowa TSN 883 x iPhone 11 Pro set up. Please note these will be looking back as I sadly totalled the scope on Wednesday...