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.
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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 . Sharp wheek or kleet, excitedly repeated; Mudflats, shallow lakes, marshes, and prairie ponds.
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