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Blagdon Lake Birds

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Linnaeus AE
Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia leucorodia

(Very rare passage migrant)


  1. One, adult, 24th Oct. 2010 (N.R. Milbourne, R.M. Andrews et al.). Flew west over lake at 1810 hrs.
  2. One, not aged, 22nd March 2014 (A. Chastney). One reported in flight early morning over the lake by an angler.
  3. One, 2nd-calendar year, 19th Sep. 2016 (N.R. Milbourne et al.). Found at 1125 hrs on Rugmoor Point.
  4. Two, immature, 2nd Oct. 2016 (N.R. Milbourne et al.). One probably 2nd cal. year & the other probably 3rd cal. year, at Top End.
  5. One, immature, 28th Sep. 2018 (R.M. Mielcarek et al.). Followed over from Chew Valley Lake.
  6. One, immature, 20th Oct. 2018 (M. Hynam, N.R. Milbourne et al.). Probably 1st or 2nd cal. year at Indian Country.
  7. Three, 21st Sep. 2021 (N.R. Milbourne, M. Hynam). Flew west over lake at 1855 hrs.




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