American Avocet, Pair

American Avocet, Pair

At least I think it’s a pair. Some guess work here because as far as I can tell the only way to ID a male from female is bill length. One is longer (?).

And really, they’re both pretty long.

American Avocet, Pair
American Avocet, Pair

Getting to photograph them, within range, is all based on the water depth. This was too deep but I got lucky.

American Avocet, Pair
American Avocet, Pair
American Avocet, Pair
American Avocet, Pair

Their legs are very long, they are members of the ‘stilt’ family. Still the long bill needs to touch bottom to find food.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

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