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The tale of the Conder avocets and sheep

Posted by Barrie Cooper 
The tale of the Conder avocets and sheep
June 02, 2017 04:44PM
I had a quick look at the Conder Pool today to see how the avocets were getting on. A drama unfolded when a lamb went for a graze close to the nest on the main island. Eventually the lamb got the message - probably a result of almost getting an avocet beak in the face. Having despatched that intruder, the vigilant parents then had to cope with mother who came for a graze. Once again a woolly invader was sent on its way. A couple of photos of the drama are here. While this was going on, an avocet chick was roaming around another part of the island (I can't remember now if I saw two chicks). The third nest on the other island appeared to be still at the incubation stage.


Re: The tale of the Conder avocets and sheep
June 04, 2017 04:50PM
3 avocets and 2 chicks seen this morning. I tern sitting.

Rosie
Re: The tale of the Conder avocets and sheep
June 05, 2017 03:59PM
Great post and glad to see chicks have hatched
P
Re: The tale of the Conder avocets and sheep
June 07, 2017 06:21PM
Today 4 avocets and 2 chicks roaming! Tern still sitting.

Rosie
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