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A Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) with a chick. This species is called: Klyde in Danish. I observed these two feeding on shrimp in the shallow waters.

June

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) is called: Rødben in Danish.

These photos of the Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) are taken in the light of a sunset.

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) usually lay 3-5 eggs. I have seen nests with eggs in this area around June.

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) seem to feed mainly on shrimps and worms.

Sometimes the Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) migrate in small groups.

 

The wingspan of the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) can reach 80 cm.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) lay 3-5 eggs but sometimes only a single chick survives.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) can reach 45 cm in lenght.

The bill of the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is around 7-9 cm.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) hunt shrimps and other invertebrates in the shallow waters.

The black and white outfits once worn by European lawyers in the past might be the reason for the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) name.

The male and female Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) seem identical.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) are usually very shy but with patience you can gain their trust.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) have parental care and they will try to chase you away from their eggs and chicks.

Their alert call of the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is: Kluit Kluit.

 

The amazing color pattern of the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) makes me think about birds of the tropics.

During breeding season the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) are very vulnerable. So if you have a dog with you please keep them on a leash.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is very common in Denmark when you get away from the cities and you start seeing their habitat again.

The underside of the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is white to camouflage it from predators.

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) seem to prefer landing in shallow waters where they can see the bottom.

But the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is actually also a great swimmer. They have wide feet to help them swim.