Always looking delicate and elegant and with those beautiful blue legs in full display and American Avocet wades through a shallow poll in search of a meal earlier this spring.
It’s hard to believe many wading birds will soon begin the perilous journey back south for the winter. Given this summers heat wave across the American west we hope some the the pools and ponds these birds rely on for their fall migration have not dried up to the point of leaving them high and dry. Migration is a dangerous business and climate change is making it more dangerous every year.
4 thoughts on “Those Blue Legs”
This photo could not be more spectacular, Mike, with the bird in its breeding plumage. Fantastic.
Just wonderful 👏👏👏👏👏
How cool! I saw my first avocet recently but from a bit of distance so I didn’t realize they had blue legs. Great photo!
Yes Kaya, I too hope for ponds and pools along the way! 😟