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Avocet shrimping in the wind

Observed: 28th June 2013 By: rstewartbrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birds
Avocet fishing in the wind
Avocet fishing in the wind
Avocet fishing in the wind
Avocet fishing in the wind
Avocet fishing in the wind
Avocet fishing in the wind
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Species with which Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) interacts

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DWL's picture

Avocet fishing in the wind

Yes, it is an Avocet in the brackish area of Titchwell - but strictly the sweeping and probing of the beak is looking for brine shrimps.

DavidWL

rstewartb's picture

Agreed

Sorry - loose language. It was actually off the beach at Snettisham, I recall. Changed the title and location.

The interesting piece of behaviour was the way it appeared to be using its wings for balance. I wonder if this was because there was a relatively strong current and some wind?