I was quite surprised to see two American Avocet flying by at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens last week. The big rice field pond has been drained in preparation for repairs and a controlled burn and all sorts of water birds have stopped by.
The Avocet are one of my favorite birds with their understated color scheme, graceful posture and elegant beak.
The pair looped around me twice but I didn’t get them in the same frame again.
And I didn’t see where they landed, or if they just continued on their way.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
November 3, 2022