SEVERNSIDE BIRDS





























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Avocets were once a rare visitor to Severnside but records have increased in recent years due to recent colonization in South Wales, Somerset and Gloucestershire. It is is still a welcome visitor with breeding attempts since 2018 with at least 10 chicks fledging up to 2022. Highest count so far was 40 in 2022. It has been seen in every month. Below are some images captured in 2008,2009, the first breeding attempt in 2018 and some chicks in 2021.
Avocet
Recurvirostra avosetta
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Avocet, Severn Beach 13.9.9.
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Avocet, New Passage 3.1.9.
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Avocet, New Passage 3.1.9.
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Avocets, New Passage 29.2.8
Avocets, New Passage 29.2.8
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Avocets, New Passage 29.2.8
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Avocets, New Passage 29.2.8
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Avocets, Pilning Wetland 2018
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Avocets, Pilning Wetland 2018
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Avocets with chicks, Pilning Wetland 2021