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Avocet chick 25.5.2012 (1)

We were walking on the windswept marshes at the mouth of the River Alde when we spotted these youngsters feeding in a shallow pool.


The wind was so strong that it blew both me and the camera but I just had to have a go even if they were too far off for my 100 x 400 lens.


Add to that they appear covered in cotton wool giving them that fluffy appearance but I hope you can share what we saw on that sunny but windswept march.

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Taken on May 25, 2012