Royal Spoonbill

When I was visiting Lysterfield Lake just over a week ago, to view the sunset there, I got a surprise in seeing a Royal Spoonbill there on the shore.  I had thought I’d seen one in the distance on the other side of the lake a couple of weeks before, but I couldn’t be sure. My zoom lens couldn’t pick up enough detail for me to see for certain.  So when I went there the other day and saw the bird just metres away from me, I was in a bit of shock, and delighted, of course.

The Royal Spoonbill also known as the Black-billed Spoonbill, occurs in intertidal flats and shallows of fresh and saltwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Wikipedia

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill

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