American Avocet Feeding - click to enlarge

American Avocet Feeding

This is one of two birds that I call the ‘super models’. Both are stilts, this is the Avocet. When they walk it’s with grace and style.

American Avocet Feeding - click to enlarge
American Avocet Feeding – click to enlarge

Avocets have long legs and they sweep their long, thin, upcurved bills from side to side when feeding in marshes on aquatic insects and other small ‘critters’.

American Avocet Feeding - click to enlarge
American Avocet Feeding – click to enlarge

If I’m lucky I catch them in the shallows near a spot where I can hide. That doesn’t happen very often. These birds are very shy, and fast in flight. I think these photographs may be some of my best of this bird.

American Avocet Feeding - click to enlarge
American Avocet Feeding – click to enlarge

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