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Captured (as is) early in the morning, while feeding in the marsh, at Oak Hammock Marsh, north of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens Shooting Mode Scene Intelligent 1/500 exp 6.3, ISO 160 Focal Length 500mm.

227 Views/20 Faves/27 March 2013

American Avocet: Recurvirostra americana… fairly common..18 in. (46 cm). A large slim shorebird with very slender up-tuned bill, more up-turned in the female. This and striking white and black pattern makes this bird unique..In breeding plummage, head and neck pinkish tan or orange buff; Avocets feed with scythelike sweep of head and bill .Voice; Sharp wheek or kleet, excitedly repeated; Habitat: Mudflats, shallow lakes, marshes, and prairie ponds.

If you care to hear their call, turn up the sound and click HERE

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Nice shot, Larry

  • Good Morning Shulie
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Good Morning John
    I appreciate acceptance…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Good one, Larry!

  • Good Morning David
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    They are lovely, great reflections too

  • Good Morning
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 1 year ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. This is a wonderful shot, Larry !!!

  • Good Morning Nancy
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 1 year ago

    Great shot Larry! very nice capture
    Cheers
    Rod.

  • Good Morning Rodney
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Beautiful brightly colored birds, like the color reflections

  • Good Morning Byron
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 1 year ago

    Wonderful! A favourite for sure.

  • Good Morning Kathryn
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful and sweet capture

  • Good Morning Elfriede
    So glad you liked it
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Good Morning Ray
    I appreciate acceptance

    – Larry Trupp

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