Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor
Platalea leucorodia – LLWYBIG – Occasional visitor Summary of previous records in Spoonbill – 1994 2006 – 11 juveniles at Uzmaston mid-morning of 18 Sept (JT) which had gone half hour later, presumably the same birds involved at Never Estuary where 12 were seen in the afternoon of 18 Sept (SB, RL, AR), and which […]
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 […]
Species account from the 1994 Birds in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
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 […]