Avocet (Pied Avocet) Recurvirostra avosetta

Now a common breeding bird in coastal scrapes in East Anglia, thanks largely to the efforts of the RSPB. Although scarcer in winter at some of the traditional breeding grounds, birds are now wintering in the region in much larger numbers, typically at estuaries like Breydon Water.

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Avocet, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 17th May 2012

 

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Avocet, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 21st May 2013

 

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Avocets, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 27th April 2006

 

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adult and chick Avocets, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th June 2004

 

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Avocet chick, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009

 

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Avocets, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 12th May 2007

 

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Avocet, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 14th April 2007

 

Avocet, Kelling (Norfolk, UK), 21st March 2004

 

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adult and juvenile Avocets, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 20th September 2004

 

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Avocets, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 2nd April 2004

 

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Avocet chick, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 9th June 2004

 

Avocet chick, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 13th June 2006

 

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Avocet, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 31st August 2005

 

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colour-ringed Avocet, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 15th April 2004

 

Avocet chicks, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 28th May 2004

 

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Avocets, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 5th January 2008

 

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Avocet, Blakeney Point (Norfolk, UK), 1st June 2008

 

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Avocets, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd February 2007

 

Avocet adult sheltering chick, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 30th May 2004

 

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Avocet, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 8th May 2009

 

Avocet, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 12th June 2007

 

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juvenile Avocet, Marais Salants de Guérande (Loire Atlantique, France), 26th June 2009

 

juvenile Avocet, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 21st July 1999

 

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Avocets, Stiffkey (Norfolk, UK), 14th March 2015

 

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Avocet on nest, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 10th May 2008

 

Avocet, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 17th June 2008

 

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pair of Avocets, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 1st May 2000

 

Avocet, Blakeney Point (Norfolk, UK), 1st June 2008

 

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Avocet chick, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 1st June 2013

 

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Avocet, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 9th September 2004

 

Avocet, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th July 2012

 

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Avocets, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2014

 

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Avocets, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 28th April 2006