UK Gull eats an avocet chick by Chris and Kenneth Hadfield

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Pictured:  The avocet chick is snapped up by the gull.<br />
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A black-headed gull snatches a helpless chick from its parents, plucking it out of the water.  The gull grabbed the baby avocet by the head before flying off to eat it.<br />
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Photographers Christine and Kenneth Hadfield witnessed the heartbreaking moment on a lake at Washington Wetlands and Wildfowl Centre, County Durham.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Please byline: Christine Hadfield ARPS/Solent News<br />
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