Avocet in Shropshire are seldom seen and whilst I've seen several, there were a few local birders still to nail this species locally! Wood Lane always offers the best chance methinks and maybe one day.... they could settle down? (whether that's good or bad!)
Anyway - here's one dropping in!
Then calling for his mate!
There seemed to be a significant size difference between the two! Sometimes obvious!
This is the downside of Avocet presence - they seemed to be settling in! A Lapwing gets his come uppance!
As did just about anything else.....
Feeding nicely in synchro fashion!
Another good result for Wood Lane! And thanks to Paul B for putting news out - a very useful local list addition for some!!