Avocet Searching Shallows - click to enlarge

Avocet Searching Shallows

Long, tall, and lanky.  Like many wading birds their range has shifted significantly. At one time they were all across the US and Canada.

Avocet Searching Shallows - click to enlarge
Avocet Searching Shallows – click to enlarge

Now they mostly are in the southern US for breeding then move up to western Canada. They are still seen other places, just the large numbers are gone.

Avocet Searching Shallows - click to enlarge
Avocet Searching Shallows – click to enlarge

This is one of the marsh birds I look for most often. We all have favorites, these are one of mine.

Avocet Searching Shallows - click to enlarge
Avocet Searching Shallows – click to enlarge

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