Avocet in Scotland


This is a video of an avocet in May 2005, near Almeria, Spain.

From Wildlife Extra:

Avocet Resident at Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve in Scotland

A rare avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), not normally seen in Scotland, has been spotted on Scottish Wildlife Trust’s (SWT) [Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve].

Often synonymous with bird conservation, the avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) was extinct in the UK in by the mid 19th Century. But since 1947 it has colonised areas of wetland on the south and east coast of England. Sightings north of the border are still rare and birders are unsure as to the reason why, this bird has turned up in Angus, and why it has at this time of year.

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