Spoonbills arrive at Martin Mere in Lancashire
A pair of water birds which are classed as uncommon in Lancashire have made a nature reserve in the county their home.
Two spoonbills arrived at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in Burscough, last week.
It is the first time since 2006 spoonbills - which mainly breed in Spain and Holland before migrating to north Africa - have visited the centre.
Reserve manager Chris Tomlinson said it was lucky to have the birds.