SQUARES – American Avocet – Two of a Kind

Two American Avocets in breeding plumage. One is foraging as you can see while the other is strutting along slowing looking for insects and small crustaceans. They forage by sweeping their long bills from side to side with the tip of the curved bill barely submerged. Not in the case of the one on the right. He was downright getting down and dirty! Check out more on the American Avocets on my Bird Weekly post this week.

Day 9 – Squares – “Kind”

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15 responses to “SQUARES – American Avocet – Two of a Kind”

  1. lolaWi Avatar

    beautiful birds! 🙂

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yes they really are! Thanks Wilma! 🙂

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  2. Ted Jennings - TPJ Photography Avatar

    Avocet and Black-necked Stilts… the two runway models of the bird world. They almost glide when walking. Nice capture 👏👏👏

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Great description! Those long legs of both birds make them look like them skinny models. 😊

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  3. ghostmmnc Avatar

    Nice to see these birds. I’d never really heard of them, and they seem pretty interesting. 🙂

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yay! Glad you got to see some new birds. There are so many species out there that I want to get to know. 😊

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  4. BeckyB Avatar

    fabulous capture. I’ve never seen the american avocets, only the Recurvirostra avosetta which has made a very successful comeback here in the UK. Such beautiful birds

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you. We were excited to see them & capture them. I will have to look up those avosetta. 😊

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  5. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Gorgeous birds, Lisa! I have never seen these either!

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  6. restlessjo Avatar

    Really fabulous photo 🙂 🙂

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much! It was fun to see them, but we saw a ton of birds that day at the preserve. 🙂

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  7. Jim Borden Avatar

    cool looking bird!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yes, it really its! 🙂

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  8. Elizabeth Avatar

    They are pretty!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I think so too! Their walk is pretty darn cool too! 🙂

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