As a result of the realignment of the River Glaven into Blakeney Harbour, north Norfolk, a large area of dried mud was created north of the Blakeney Freshes (freshwater marsh). Here, in early June 2006, 17 pairs of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta settled and had nests. While counting these and other birds at 10.30 hrs on 3rd June, I happened across a bird that I could not for a second or two recogn...

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