Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Avocets at Baytown

On Sunday morning I led an informal birding trip at Baytown Nature Center. Our little convoy of cars had just entered the site when I had everyone stop to admire a dozen American Avocets that were stalking around in a wet area next to the road.

With their elegant build and plumage, Avocets are one of my favorite shorebirds.

I always enjoy watching as they feed by sweeping their upturned bill from side to side through the water.

Of course, Avocets were far from being the only birds that we saw at Baytown. Although we didn't start birding until after 10:30, we managed to spot quite a few species. I'll upload an illustrated summary of the trip later this week.

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