Wednesday, November 18, 2009
An elegant pair
American avocets are one of my favorite birds to watch and photograph. Their interesting feeding behavior of slicing their bill through the top layers of the sediment is quite entertaining! But what draws me in the most about them is their elegant form and beautiful plumage. While their summer colors are certainly much more striking, I think their winter look retains a subdued elegance.
Here's an extra shot I posted to Flickr over the summer of their wonderful breeding colors: