After sighting the American Avocets on our walk in Broomfield, I started looking for Avocet chicks since I had seen them there on previous visits. I didn’t find any. Instead, I found this Killdeer
that seemed particularly aware of us but didn’t give an alert or leave the area. That inspired me to start looking for chicks, but I didn’t see any for quite a while. Eventually, I sighted this little guy who stood out in the dark-green foliage.
Apparently he hadn’t mastered the art of camouflage as well as his fellow chicks, which turned out to be quite a bit closer to us than he was.
Most of the chicks were good enough at hiding themselves that my Canon R5 wouldn’t focus on them, so I ended up with a lot of blurry shots of foliage. Still, I ended up with a couple of good shots like this
I’ll never know if other chicks were so good at camouflaging that they just disappeared, but it certainly wouldn’t surprise me if there were.