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Rare fledgling 'teaspoons' appear in Norfolk

Words by Abi Scaife

These birds haven’t been seen in the area in 400 years, but now fledglings have appeared.

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These fledgeling spoonbills are believed to be the first breeding success in Norfolk, at the Norfolk Broads, for 400 years.

The spoonbill is a bird similar to a heron but is a very rare breeding bird in the UK. This site in Norfolk is thought to be one of only eight sites where breeding pairs mate in England.

It’s amazing that these fledglings - affectionately known as ‘teaspoons’ - are flourishing now in Norfolk - and are an incredible source of hope for this awesome species.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

RSPCA. This is the leading animal welfare charity in the UK, and they specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals. Find out more here.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

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