The Avocet, also called the Pied/Eurasian Avocet, is a black and white wader with a distinctive up-curved bill. Named after European advocates' (lawyers') black caps.
Recolonised UK saltmarshes in the latter half of 20th century, most winter in Africa but some remain in UK/Europe.
Typical foraging method of swaying bill from side to side
Avocet pair on nest with eggs
Young Avocets with some dark brown plumage remaining