avocet

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long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill

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Avocets made a breeding return to the North East in 2006 when a pair arrived in June at WWT Washington and hatched chicks, with one fledging successfully.
Reserve manager John Gowland said: "Both avocet and common tern are amberlisted birds of conservation concern and our site is home to some key breeding colonies, with the terns peaking at about 100 pairs and avocets increasing from the first pair in 2006 to a site record of 23 adults in summer 2015.
DISCUSSION--Predators had an important influence on survival of nests of avocets and stilts in wetlands of San Francisco Bay, with >50% of nests depredated.
Avocets are easily identifiable by their up-curved bill - indeed, their Welsh name Cambig means 'the one with a bent beak'.
A 24-hour guard of a nesting site at Upton Warren Nature Reserve, near Bromsgrove has ensured the safe arrival of four rare Avocet chicks.
Avocets feed in shallow water, sweeping their upturned beaks from side to side as they walk along.
Mag told me that avocets nest on the pond in the summer, and that she'd once seen a western tanager there.
Binoculars bring into focus swans and snow geese, pintails and avocets and sandpipers.
Bike or hike to three main marsh areas and see avocets, curlews, dowitchers, and egrets (bring binoculars).
Reserve manager John Gowland said: "Both avocet and common tern are amber-listed birds of conservation concern and our site is home to some key breeding colonies, with the terns peaking at about 100 pairs and avocets increasing from the first pair in 2006 to a site record of 23 adults in summer 2015.
Two Avocets were at RSPB Conwy last week, found by builders working on the new straw-bale LookOut building, due to open next month.
Other rare-breeding birds to have recovered are avocets, which have spread from their initial breeding site in 2005 to colonise other areas, and the little egret, which has spread to sites all over Wales.
The task was to cover an existing island with 40 tonnes of cockle-shell (sourced from Morecambe Bay), to make it the perfect habitat for nesting avocets.
FOUR avocets dropping into RSPB Conwy quickened the heartbeat last week.
The beach is dotted with avocets, Wilson's phalaropes and other migrating and nesting birds attracted to the island.