Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Avocets Mating. April 2009. England.
Blacktoft Sands reserve, England. April 2009
Canon 50D + 300 2.8 + x2 extender. 400ASA
During April, Avocets become territorial and aggressive, constantly involved both in verbal exchanges and battles for possession of their precious metre of ground on the islets found in the freshwater lagoons.
Potential rivals in the main are other Avocets, Black Headed Gulls, Herons and Shelducks which also use the islets for nesting and resting.
When the gulls and Avocets both engage in "verbals", the overall noise level becomes nearly unbearable.
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