Sad accounts from various parts of devastations by storms & inundations. A spoon-bill platalea leucorodia Linn: was shot near Yarmouth in Norfolk: it is pretty common in Holland, but very rare indeed in this island. There were several in a flock. They build Willughby says, like Herons in tall trees. Their feet are semipalmated. Those birds in Norfolk must have crossed the German ocean.
Posted by sydney on Feb 12th, 1775