Avocets feed on aquatic insects, worms and crustaceans, which ithey find by sweeping its bill from side-to-side in shallow water. It is often seen on estuaries and mudflats at the coast where it breeds on exposed mud in a dug-out scrape.Can be seen on marshes and estuaries in the East and South West of England. This image of a pair of Avocet was taken at Elmley Nature Reserve while staying there for a couple of days.
Location: Elmley NNR, Sheppey, Kent
Photographer: Dave Saunders