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SPOONBILL & AVOCETS

Spoonbills have managed to make their way to Alkborough flats for many years. Views of these rather large and rather strange looking birds tend to be from a distance and obtaining any kind of photographs or video is nigh on impossible. Below is some video of one such far-off bird, they were many people there that evening, all looking for the Spoonbill.

This particular bird flew in about 15 minutes after most people had left which was about 7 pm. Usually they stay in the same place but this one kept flying to the Humber and returning to this particular spot every 20 minutes or so.
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ALKBOROUGH SEPTEMBER 2017

Alkborough Flats and the area of Alkborough is not in Yorkshire, however this is most definitely one of my favourite birding spots. Yesterday, 17th September 2017 I visited with long term birding friend Phil Smithson. Phil picked me up at 6.15am and we set of in very poor visibility, low heavy fog but with a strange glow above. Our route, M62, M18 didn't clear at all until we got into the Burton Upon Strather area and then only slightly. We were determined to get out of the car and at the very least walk and listen, and what a soundscape. The first sound I heard was of Reed Buntings, hundreds of Reed Buntings, Then a single Cetis Warbler and a loud symphony of bird calls & alerts all coming from the fog.
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