American Avocet – DE

IMG_2493 American avocet – Recurvirostra americana

These pictures were from the same amazing Tuesday. I did not know what I was seeing. I figured they were sandpipers. Ironically, I still do not have a sandpiper.

IMG_1875These birds swing their beaks back and forth in the mud looking for something interesting to eat. In a strange way, they look like people metal detecting; swinging back and forth, back and forth.

It was a challenge to get the picture with their beaks up.