Sunday, July 24, 2011

African Spoonbill a remarkable water bird

African Spoonbills breed in winter down here in Southrn Africa. The breeding period may stretch up to early spring. As we bid farewell to one of our coldest winters, I spotted a flock of this remarkable birds  foraging at Modimola Dam .It was wonderful to see juveniles together with adults.

African Spoonbill and its long spoon like bill

African Spoonbill wading and foraging slowly


  1. Great photos Mpho. There was a group of Spoonbills just past the security and offices at Leopard park a couple of weeks back,not sure if they're still there though.

  2. Hi Helen,
    You are right; there's a burst in their numbers around Mahikeng this year.Thanx for popping in.