Out on the coastal path which runs between Keyhaven and Lymington a large area of the saltings are given over to wildlife. Herron are common and clearly feel sufficiently safe to get a relatively close to. This one was feeding in the shallows and moments after this photo was taken caught a sizeable fish.
Try as I might I just couldn't get a decent photograph of these Spoonbills, so you'll just have to take my word that they do indeed have the characteristic round ends to their beaks.
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