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    Posted: 23 March 2024 at 20:00
Totally unexpected, a couple of spoonbills decided to start nesting in a park in the centre of the city Alkmaar.

Just a quick visit in between showers today

Here a few shots

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#6



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#8


#9


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Great series Fred, with #8 as my absolute favourite!
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Very Nice series Fred
They apparently missed Haarlem where they normally enjoy the spring.
Particularly like #6
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An amazing encounter very well photographed!
Very strange but also photogenic birds, probably rare in your country
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Lovely series, Fred; I agree #8 is my favourite here.
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Great selection Fred, I see them occasionally but I don't think I've ever seen one in a tree. For me #5.
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Thanks guys!
They can be seen frequently in the Netherlands, but in certain places only.
Their appearance (en nesting) in the city centre is fairly rare and attracted some activity amongst bird watchers.

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a super show!!   
wonderful! and excellent pics!
(we used to have a huge -well-known- colony for decades, that lived in the industrial part of Vlissingen, until some Einstein suggested to
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urban spoonbills sounds like something new? :)
THX for showing us these, looking FW to the next batch!


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Great set!
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Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Great set!

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4, 6, 8 are nicely done.
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Thanks Ine, Peter, Harm and Sashi!
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Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Great set!


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