Tuesday, April 14, 2015

American Avocet

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the American Avocet we saw at the Merritt Island NWR in Florida! It is one of my favorite shorebirds...


The American Avocet is a shorebird seen along the Atlantic coast in the summer. Their bill is slightly curved, their wings are black and white.


The forage for food by sweeping their bills back and forth in the water.


I like the Avocet reflections in this shot above and the one below..


I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

69 comments:

Irma said...

Hi Eileen
I love these beautiful birds.
I have sent you a friend request on Facebook.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your Avocet, it is mighty fine.

Sara D.B. said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.
I like the reflections too!
Have a lovely day!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. It is good to see your American Avocet so as to compare it with our own Avocet. They are similar but different enough to be completely different if that makes sense!

Enjoy the rest of your birding week.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; The American Avocet is great bird. I wondered a little seeing their curved beaks :-) Your reflection photographs are WONDERFUL♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Sue said...

Ha--love that "chopstick" beak!
Have a great day, Eileen

Lynne said...

Very nice . . . Wow, look at that bill!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I need to get over on the gulf side more...maybe I'd see 'em more often. Don't see them in the inland wetlands at all *pouty face*

Tom said...

The reflection shots are wonderful. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Margaret Adamson said...

What a beautiful bird and stunning reflections Eileen. Thanks for linking me in on Saturday.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, You got some excellent reflections there. The American Avocet certainly has a long bill which is probably a great adaptation for catching little marine life. Interesting bird and neat photos!

Stewart M said...

Cracking bird. I got very excited when I saw some.

I was watching so Red-Headed Avocets last week - but way out of comer range!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Debbie said...

what a "looker", i have never seen one. the reflections are gorgeous!!!

Sandra said...

awesome reflection shots.. beautiful bird

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, how are you? Magnificent photos of this american bird! I wish you a good week and good clicks! Hugs,

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! The are very rare here!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
The american Avocet, such an interesting shorebird and such a huge amount of work to get one tasty morsel!
Have a very lovely day,
Jemma

Booth 555 said...

Great photos. The third one down, it looks like it is staring at you for the pic. lol.
-Lisa

handmade by amalia said...

We don't have these birds in our part of the world so wonderful to see them. I like the reflected photos, very beautiful.
Amalia
xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos of these very elegant birds

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots, Eileen. I like seeing the avocet in action!
~

TexWisGirl said...

so neat! would love to see one in person some day. they're so delicate looking.

Linda W. said...

I love the reflections in your third and fourth photos!

Mary Hone said...

He is very awesome looking. Love that long curved bill.

Montanagirl said...

I really like seeing the Avocets. They should be here pretty soon - mainly over at Bowdoin NWR. But ours seem to have three colors - black, white and rust.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
us call these birds Kluten:-)
Beautiful pictures of these beautiful waders

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow! Merritt Island is somewhere I really want to visit. Your pictures are wonderful! I don't recall ever seeing any American Avocets. I will keep my eye out! Have a super day!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love your American Avocet. And the reflections in the last two images are brilliant. Enjoy your day. Jo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Glorious photos - love the reflections. I've never seen one of these birds - thanks for sharing.

Nancy Chan said...

This bird has such long bill! Lovely reflection photos.

DIMI said...

Ηello Eileen!
Great shots of this beautiful bird!!Wonderful pictures!
Lovely reflections!Thank you for sharing!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Avocet images. Love its reflections.

Linda Kay said...

An interesting bird, indeed...his beak kind of curls up and so very thin.

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos of this bird. Great reflections!

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful reflections and I do love shore and water birds. Have a great week.

Giga said...

I like the curved beak and beautiful pictures that you did. Regards.

Brian King said...

Nice shots! Their bills are so cool!

Adam Jones said...

The Avocet is a lovely bird. Great images.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Missy George said...

Great shots Eileen..Love the reflections...I've never seen this bird..I don't have any wild birds this week..Just my bird feeder and that's getting old..Hope you're having a fun week..

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, these pix are AWESOME!!!!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, these photos are gorgeous Eileen. You have caught him beautifully. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We saw a pair of these but too far out for my camera ... We waited and then they flew and I didn't get a picture((... So thank you for yours. We used to see them in Oregon when we'd go to the southern part of the state. It's been a long time tho.

Debby Ray said...

Love our beautiful shorebirds! Great reflection shots!

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, muito lindo esse pássaro e as fotos com o reflexo na água ficaram belíssimas!
Beijos.

Michelle said...

Great shots!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Happyone said...

Nice shots and I like the reflection too.

Rambling Woods said...

Another new bird to me. Interesting way to look for food.... Great photos Eileen.... Thanks for linking in... Michelle

Cloudia said...

such a nice post, E



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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The Yum List said...

A very elegant creature.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Eileen,wszystkie zdjęcia są cudowne,oglądam,podziwiam Twoje fotografie,pozdrawiam.

maryaustria said...

A beautiful and elegant bird!

Karen S. said...

A most beautiful and graceful bird! How fun.

Ness @ JibberJabberUK said...

When ever I see an avocet I always wonder how their bills don't snap! Lovely photos especially the one with the reflection.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The avocets in our area are already coming into summer plumage.

Great photos Eileen.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful bird!

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

The American Avocet is a beautiful bird, indeed, and your photos, I'm sure, do it justice. Thanks for introducing it to me.

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

Linda Gross said...

Wonderful pictures of the shorebird. I, too, like the reflections of the bird in the water.

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley ,Nette

Chris Rohrer said...

Beautiful bird in winter or summer plumage. Definitely a stunner!

Marie C said...

Really pretty shots, especially the last one...an interesting bird!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Thank you Eileen. Slowly I am learning about bids, both shore birds and others closer to home. Much fun. Dianne

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this wonderful bird !
Best regards, Synnöve

Rose said...

Wonderful pics, Eileen. You sure capture a lot of good birds.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen.

The happy wanderer. said...

Some lovely photos there. It's interesting to see the differences between our Avocets!

NatureFootstep said...

all Avocets are gorgeous birds. Love them all.

Liz said...

Beautiful images of the Avocet, Eileen.