Meeting Spoonbill Jr.

Eurasian Spoonbill juvenile | Lepelaar

Eurasian Spoonbill juvenile | Lepelaar

Earlier this week I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting an Eurasian Spoonbill (Lepelaar). During one of my walks I saw something big and white landing and after carefully getting a bit closer I noticed it was a juvenile Spoonbill. I approached the bird very slowly and was able to make many shots of this lovely bird. The longer I stayed, the more relaxed the bird got and in the end I could even walk around to get the best angles, while the bird kept on feeding – by the looks of it totally relaxed. And it saved me long stretches of crawling along the muddy banks 🙂 . When after some 30 minutes I decided it was enough and was walking back to my car, it came flying by. Maybe it had eaten enough, maybe it just wanted to say ‘goodbye’ 😉 .

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One Comment

  1. Remco September 6, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Hallo hans,

    Heerlijke beelden om naar te kijken van deze Juveniel Spoonbill. Alles werkte goed mee: weer, licht, en niet geheel onbelangrijk de vogel. Lekkere serie waar je uitermate tevreden over moet zijn.

    Groeten en fijn weekend.

    Rem

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