(Pied) Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet
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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.
Avocets with eggs
Avocets on nest Typical foraging method of swaying bill from side to side
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Avocets with eggs
Avocets on nest
Avocet pair on nest with eggs
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Young Avocets
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Young Avocets with some dark brown plumage remaining
Avocet in flight Flight
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