There is a spy amoung us

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© Tammy Espino
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UploadedMay 2, 2009
TakenApril 30, 2009
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO250
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American Avocets
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end. The adult is about 45 cm (18 inches) tall.

The breeding habitat is marshes, beaches, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. The American Avocet nests on open ground, often in small groups, sometimes with other waders. A pair will rear one brood per season, with both male and female providing parental care for the young.

This species is migratory, and mostly winters on the southern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico and the United States.


Winter plumageThe American Avocet forages in shallow water or on mud flats, often sweeping its bill from side to side in water as it seeks its crustacean and insect prey

13 responses

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (1 May 2009):

    Great Capture! Well done

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 May 2009):

    hahahaha, is it that obvious? great capture, Tammy! And he thought he is well covered =)

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2009):

    Cool shot! I've never seen Avocets around here, better keep my eyes open a bit more...or get that spy in their midst to keep me informed.

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2009):

    Ha ha...nice capture Tammy:-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 May 2009):

    So cool on so many levels.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (2 May 2009):

    Cool! They seem to be lining up!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (2 May 2009):

    Neat shot. Love the reflection on the water.

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (2 May 2009):

    lol Nice shot great title!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (4 May 2009):

    Ha..... great capture!!! That old "coot".... what's he doing there :)

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (6 May 2009):

    wonderful!!!!!!!!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (6 May 2009):

    LOL Maurie!!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (7 May 2009):

    Super capture...we dont have these in Oklahoma....love the title!

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (16 May 2009):

    "One of these things is not like the others"! lol! Great capture!

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