Recurvirostra avosetta

Avocet - Very graceful bird that habits coastal lagoons and estuaries feeding on worms and aquatic insects by sweeping the elegant up-curved bill from side to side in the water. Once extinct in Britain. But soon after the second world war started breeding on reclaimed land. It was after one of the most successful conservation and protection projects that made this bird the emblem of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Mainly found around the east coast of Britain but came across these in Cabanas De Tavira salt pans in the Algarve Portugal. Lucky me! 

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