Sept 4 – BOTD – American Avocet

American Avocet feeding at a pond at Henderson Birding Preserve in Henderson, Nevada.
American Avocet

The American Avocet is a large wading bird measuring 16-20 inches with a 27-30 inch wingspan. As observed in this photo, they spend a great deal of time foraging in mud flats and shallow water for crustaceans and insects. Their population seems to be stable with a bit of an upswing. Their migration takes them to almost every state in the lower 48 states in the US. While we captured the behavior of these & others on this day in the west, we are blessed by their presents in Florida during the winter months.

They are distinct with their upturned bill and their “V” shaped black & white wings. These are two breeding adults as noted by the deep orange feathered head. Watching these two strut around with their blue legs reminded me of two ballerinas prancing on stage in blue-gray leotards.

6 Comments on “Sept 4 – BOTD – American Avocet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

incomprehensibus

Home of Micropoetry, Literature, art and philosophy.

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Promoting Hobby Blogging

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

Damyanti Biswas

For lovers of reading, writing, travel, humanity

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Writer. Feminist. Historian. Person.

40thousandkm

: around the world :

BirdIn

Birds are in

Runawaywidow

Stories about the challenges and adventures of a traveling, mid-life, unexpected widow

Jinan Daily Photo: The Sequel

A City Daily Photo Blog

Dreams from a Pilgrimage

Now we see through a glass, darkly

AT PATHO

no streetlights, just star light

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

Tish Farrell

Writer on the Edge

Beyond the Sphere

By Tom Merriman

DIARY OF A NEW GARDENER

A journey back to basics, gardening, recipes and sustainable living!

Lillie-Put

The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

take a walk

and discover

lil bit of everything

shout it from the rooftops

Live Love Laugh Learn

Prose, Poems and Perspectives!

Expect

Keeping People Informed

tinytotspoetry

Aspiring to be the best at writing. Poetry lover, haiku and free verse to be precise, I hope to one day master

Continued Reflections from my world.

Nature records, places visited and things seen.

REFLECTIONS FROM MY WORLD

Days out with my camera —- LAND SEA & AIR

tanja britton

Lives and writes at the foot of Pikes Peak

The writing monkey

stories of a bad hombre

%d bloggers like this: