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The American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates. Spring Valley, Nevada(2005)
Placed Top Ten in Birds On The Beach Challenge on This, That, & The Other Thing(2013.FEB.08)
FEATUREDAnimal & Wild Bird Photography(2013.MAR.21)
SONY Cybershot DSC F828
Corel PhotoImpact x3
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Fantastic capture, I have never seen one of these birds before. Just beautiful.
Thank you, Rebecca!
They are quite a common sight here, during the summer months.
Nice work…. Well done
Thank you, Callum!
What a unique bird, must be in the piper family but never seen one with an upturned beak.
What a beauty. Still in breeding colors too. Wonderful capture.
Yes; about the only time that I see them is in the spring, when melting snow from the mountains forms these shallow wetlands. Then the puddles dry up and the birds disappear.
a terrific capture of this beautiful bird Arla.
Thank you, Al!
Birds on the Beach challenge
Thank you so much, Mary!
Very pleased to hear this! Thank you SO MUCH, Ruth!
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