American Avocets

///American Avocets

American Avocets are large, graceful shorebirds with long, upturned black bills, black and white plumage with rusty or white heads. The black plumage can also look brownish.

Foraging American Avocets in Breeding Plumage

2018-04-30T06:46:34+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eight days ago it was sunny and bright and I was out having fun photographing a pair of foraging American Avocets in breeding plumage at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in northern Utah.

American Avocets, American White Pelicans and Sandhill Cranes Have Returned

2018-02-11T06:01:06+00:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: American Avocets, American White Pelicans, Birds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm excited that the American Avocets, American White Pelicans and Sandhill Cranes have returned to northern Utah because I look forward to seeing and photographing them again.

American Avocet with Two Different Backgrounds

2017-05-07T05:26:40+00:00May 7th, 2017|Categories: American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I'm happy with both images of this female American Avocet but I think I prefer the second image more because the reflections of the water add a sense of depth and more visual interest that I find lacking in the first photo.

Nesting American Avocets at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

2017-04-24T06:25:49+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The pair of American Avocets were feeding in the grasses and the water right next to the edge of the grasses when I first saw them then the female squatted down on what I presume to be their nest.