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I see they turned their backs to the camera.
Are these birds still vulnerable as my book suggests?
Although they have the distinctive bills tucked away the six birds to the left are certainly the Spoonbills that have been in the area for a while now (the coloured rings can be seen on the legs of some!).
I think that the seventh bird (extreme right) is actually a Little Egret - slightly smaller & slimmer, more upright, + some plumes visible on the breast.
In answer to Sam, Eurasion Spoonbills are listed as 'least concern' as far as world status goes, but are 'amber' listed in Europe. The European population is currently increasing, and spreading, but there are still few breeding birds in the west.
I remember seeing pictures of these when I was growing up and thinking "what strange, exotic birds". Now they live within 3 miles!
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Lat/Lng: 51.0, -4.2
OS grid ref: SS5030