The elegant Avocet,
a study in white and black on long grey legs, was formerly well
known in eastern England , but the reclamation of the Fen District drove
It was lost to us as a breeding species. However in 1947 four pairs
returned to nest
on Havergate Island on the east coast. This colony has done well, steadily
and in 1952 forty pairs reared over one hundred Young. Once more we
the Avocet as a truly British bird.