These were taken at one of our usual stops out in a Wildlife Management Area. It’s a go to place because you are pretty far out, and really important, a dirt road is there.
The Avocet were at the end of that road, right off the dike.
You can see in the image above how they feed.
Their long curved bill allows them to stir the mud on the marsh bottom.
They catch very small prey, almost invisible unless up close.
Since Avocet rarely come close the best we have are tiny ‘critter’ spots.