Sometimes the beauty of wildlife is the unexpected. This was the case the day that me and a friend decided to take some time off at the beach. With Weymouth being the closest coast to us at the time, we jumped in the car with the weather on our side in anticipation for fresh air, good views and of course ice cream!
I try and keep my camera in my boot at most times just in case but I wasn't expecting to be using it that day. Luckily due to crazy road systems we found ourselves in a car park right next to RSPB Lodmoor nature reserve. We took note and decided to have a wander around the reserve when we got back to the car after a beach stroll and lunch.
After blowing away the cobwebs with a walk and a hearty lunch, we kept our word and went for a stroll around the reserve. I hadn't heard of this particular reserve previously and due to the nature of this being such an impulsive visit I hadn't looked into any wildlife sightings. I was somewhat apprehensive and expected the usual beautiful but common gull and duck species. I am not one to chase uncommon birds but I do always enjoy seeing charismatic and unexpected species. I was therefore really surprised to find one bird I've only seen once before - the spoonbill.
Oh yeah... and not just one but three! (make your own joke about London buses...)