American Avocet

The colors and upturned bill makes the American Avocet an easy ID.

American Avocets

Getting a good photograph across the mud flats of this impoundment at Bear Island Wildlife Management area was another story.

American Avocet – click photo for larger view

This single one ventured closer to the edge, co-mingling with Plovers, Sanderlings, Willets and the other shore birds working the shallow water.

Shore Birds Working the Mud Flats

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC, 4/26/2017.

2 thoughts on “American Avocet”

    1. Thanks, Belinda. This was our first visit to this area and I didn’t know what to expect and how far the birds might be. I left the mono-pod in the car and should have gone back for it!

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