Yesterday we had a welcome visit from five beautiful royal spoonbills. We had only seen one of these magnificent birds in the valley before, in October 2010. We hope they come back next year too.
Janice McKenna, a Zealandia member, took this beautiful photo of three of the royal spoonbills as they were moving from one roost spot to another.
Royal spoonbills are a native species. Read more about these stunning birds at Birding West Coast.