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.