August is a great time to see American Avocets at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge because they have finished their breeding season and there are thousands of adults and juveniles around. The American Avocets look a bit different now than they did earlier in the year because they are now in their paler, less colorful nonbreeding plumage.
I photographed this nonbreeding American Avocet foraging last August from the auto tour loop at the refuge and loved the blue water and the great reflection of the avocet’s face on it. I hope to photograph more of these beautiful shorebirds before they migrate to warmer climes.
Life is good.