Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today's Photo - American Avocet...

Here are a couple of photos of the American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) that I found at Jamaica Bay on July 16th, that only stuck around for that day only.  This bird retaining nice breeding plumage, appeared to be a female showing a slightly more upturned bill than is seen in the males. 




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5 comments:

Linda Rockwell said...

Nice bird and lovely photos Andrew!

dAwN said...

Super photos! Gorgeous bird! Howdee!

Tristan Lowery said...

Fantastic photos and great blog overall. I was one of the lucky few to see this bird after you found it. I wasn't even planning on birding that morning but I flew out of bed when I read the news and it ended up being a Lifer for me - thanks!

This is my first summer birding the East Pond and it's been wonderful. I'm moving out of Queens in August but I certainly want to come back as often as possible for the rest of fall migration; things should really peak next month, right? The last few days have been slow, which has me chomping at the bit after the last few weeks of personal firsts!

Thanks again!

Julie G. said...

Stunning photographs of a most elegant, beautiful bird! Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Just beautiful Andrew!