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Avocet

This large, elegant wader is the symbol of the RSPB, as it represents a great conservation success.

After the Second World War, Avocets returned to breed in East Anglia, and thanks to carefully managed and protected bird reserves, their numbers have increased.

To breed and raise young, they need very precise breeding conditions that enable their invertebrate food to survive.

Avocets will swim around and upend like a duck, as well as wade, and can be found on estuaries and salt marshes.

Feeds for shrimps with its remarkable upturned bill which it uses to flick sideways through thin mud and shallow water.

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This large, elegant wader is the symbol of the RSPB, as it represents a great conservation success.

After the Second World War, Avocets returned to breed in East Anglia, and thanks to carefully managed and protected bird reserves, their numbers have increased.

To breed and raise young, they need very precise breeding conditions that enable their invertebrate food to survive.

Avocets will swim around and upend like a duck, as well as wade, and can be found on estuaries and salt marshes.

Feeds for shrimps with its remarkable upturned bill which it uses to flick sideways through thin mud and shallow water.