Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

After we recovered from watching the herring gull eating the cutest overload ever, we staggered on. After about a kilometer or two, we saw a pair of spoonbills. Much to our delight I should add. Spoonbills breed on all the Dutch Wadden Islands. The island of Texel even has three colonies. And a webcam! But we don’t get to see them that often, so spotting one is always a treat.

You can also track several of our spoonbills though the Spoonbill migration project. You can see the migration route of about 17 individuals on Google Earth.

What's that on its legs?
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