Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor

Spoonbill – records

Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor Summary of previous records in Spoonbill – 1994 2007 – A colour-ringed immature was on the Teifi Estuary 26-30 April.  In December there was a small influx, with a colour-ringed juvenile (ringed in Holland) on the Teifi Est 26-28 Dec, an adult at ‘The Point’ Angle Bay on […]

Spoonbill – 2011

Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Near annual visitor in small numbers. The Spoonbill has a wide breeding range in the Palearctic, those from northern Europe tending to winter in the west of Africa. George Owen (1603) noted that the Spoonbill bred in Pembrokeshire during the Elizabethan era, but by Mathew’s (1894) time it was “an occasional visitor […]

Spoonbill – 1994

Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor “On highe trees the heronflewes, the floveler”. This brief reference by George Owen (1603) records that the Spoonbill bred in Pembrokeshire during Elizabethan times. Mathew (1894) described it as “an occasional visitor — not very rare”, sometimes occurring in groups of up to seven birds, such as those […]

Spoonbill – 1949

Platalea laucorodia leucorodia Bred in 1603 (George Owen). Mathew described it as “an occasional visitor . . not very rare” and gives the following records: eleven shot, Milford Haven, 1854-5; one near Mullock Bridge, 1854; seven Goodwick Sands, 1856; one Pembroke, 1867; one near St Davids 31 Oct 1890.  Recent records: one Pembroke Estuary, winter […]

Spoonbill – 1894

Platalea leucorodia An occasional visitor in the winter; not very rare, sometimes arriving in considerable flocks. The direction from which the Pembrokeshire Spoonbills reach us is somewhat of a puzzle. The bird is a common species in Holland, and, therefore, as might naturally be expected, a regular visitor to the eastern counties of England. But birds crossing the German Ocean […]

Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor