Surfin'


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These are American Avocets in the surf along the coast of The Gulf of Mexico at Galveston Island, Texas. Early in the morning or late in the evening you can often find a large number of them grouped together feeding in the surf.

The Avocet is a delicate-looking, but tough bird. They have been know to strike back at predators, including raptors such as the Northern Harrier. Chicks leave the nest within 24 hours after hatching. Day-old avocets can walk, swim, and even dive to escape predators.

In England and Europe I believe you see its cousin, the Pied Avocet.
07/09/2016 - 21:07AggieDad
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/160
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO3200
Focal Length500mm
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Teaka53

Link Posted 09/09/2016 - 14:17
I like it, particularly all the rear ends without heads
Malc

pauljay

Link Posted 18/09/2016 - 17:44
Can't say I've ever seen one, either here or in the 'States! Nice one Don!
Paul.

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jaypix
yankee44
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