UK Gull eats an avocet chick by Chris and Kenneth Hadfield (7 images)

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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.

Photographers Christine and Kenneth Hadfield witnessed the heartbreaking moment on a lake at Washington Wetlands and Wildfowl Centre, County Durham.
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