American Avocet

I visited the Shoreline Regional Wildlife Area this morning. The weather was cool and overcast. So, nothing but gray water and skies. But, there were a lot of birds in the water.

All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a helpful guide for identifying shorebirds. I got lucky with this one. The American Avocet was at the top of the list. Birds of a feather flock together.

American Avocet

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 160, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/800s

Some ventured out on their own looking for a quick bite.

American Avocet

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 360, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1,250s

American Avocet

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 300, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1,250s

I also saw some American Avocet in flight.

American Avocet in Flight

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 320, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1,250s

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