I saw my first Spoonbill of the year last Saturday. It was all alone, spooning away in the waters of the Bantpolder in Friesland.

Every year the Spoonbills migrate to Schiermonnikoog to breed. They fly to the Lauwersmeer to feed.

There’s a satellite tracking program so you can follow them on Google earth.

Today we drove to the ‘Kiekkaste’ bird hide in Nieuwe Statenzijl in Groningen, but it was grey and it started to rain, so I didn’t get very good pix. Going to try again tomorrow.

Vogelkijkhut de Kiekkaaste (by gwendolen)
November, 2008