Into the World

This little baby avocet decided to explore the world on his own and came out of tall grass but his adventure lasted only a few minutes. A parent gently pushed his baby back into the grass. These are guardians of little babies. Some of them were flying over my head trying to chase me away, […]

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Mama Avocet is Protecting Her Babies

At first, I didn’t understand why sometimes avocet was spreading her wings wide and showing how big and powerful she was. It took a while to realize that the bird was protecting her babies who were probably somewhere close.       Standing tall and looking bigger. As soon as I realized what is going […]

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American Avocet in the Clouds

The idea was tempting, the American avocet was on one leg sometimes changing his poses, the reflections were interesting but there were clouds of gnats in front of me. I almost gave up on the idea but changed my mind.      

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American Avocet in a Courtship and Mating

A courtship started. The female keeps her body parallel to the water. Soon the male will mount the female     The male mounted the female.       And copulation began. In about a minute it would be over and the elegant post-mating dance began.     The pair crossed beaks in their post-mating […]

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Juvenile American Avocet

I took these photographs in August 23, 2018. There were many avocets at Bear River at that time and they sometimes would come very close to you. Later they would never do it. Probably matured and became more careful. This avocet is preening himself. When the whole business of preening would be over the avocet […]

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