Avocets in Colorado

After my disappointment at driving all the way to Utah to see the Avocets and finding nary a baby in sight, I was thrilled to find an Avocet just a few miles from Tyson and Jen’s house. On our visit to East Lake Shores Park I was greeted by an Avocet that landed right in front of me.

I spent several minutes photographing it feeding

and flying away.

When it flew away it flew right past another Avocet feeding, and when I focused on that Avocet I noticed it had a juvenile with it.

Although the juvenile wasn’t as young as those I’d hoped to see at Bear River, I enjoyed watching it forage while its parent stood guard nearby.

I can’t remember ever seeing an Avocet in Colorado before, much less one with a chick.

2 thoughts on “Avocets in Colorado

  1. Love these photos. There’s just something about Avocets that make me want to photograph them whenever we see them. Such beautiful birds. Love seeing that juvenile.

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