Sunday, 11 November 2012

Spoonbill on Marazion Marsh

  Late this afternoon we visited Marazion Marsh to watch the Starlings coming into roost. However as we walked into the reserve we saw a juvenile Spoonbill fly over the marsh and land in the area in front of the standing stone.  We watched it feeding and preening for a short time and it even called a couple of times, before flying off to the sanctuary area north of the railway. 

  We then spent the next hour, with the sun setting, watching the thousands of Starlings coming into roost over the marsh and Long Rock pool. 

  I took these pictures with my Panasonic Lumix compact camera.

Spoonbill feeding in the setting sun

Sunset over Marazion Marsh