A story of love, loss and taxidermy on a Broadland estuary. Told by a mix of professional actors and a community choir.

During May this year (2016) a number of Spoonbills have been spotted on Breydon. These rare visitors are tall white water birds with round spatulate bills shaped like a banjo which they sweep from side to side through the shallow water in search of aquatic insects and small fish.  They fly with legs and neck stretched out. You can see what they look like in this fine video.

Crowther has a Spoonbill in a glass case in his cottage. The story of how he came to catch it is revealed in the play and the high price he was forced to pay.  

And here's a Spoonbill drawn by Arthur Patterson, with a Bittern for company.

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