Avocet : (Recurvirostra avosetta): A beautiful black and white wader with the incredible upturned bill: iconic logo symbol fot the RSPB. These were photographed at Brownsea island, the river Exe and Upton warren nature reserve.

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Sifting the water for tiny crustaceans

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Looking good in the mirror

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Low flight reflected in the saltwater lagoon

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Black and white in black and white

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Taking off

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Pair of avocets showing off their remarkable upturned bills.