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Recurvirostra americana
American avocet
Black Rock Desert

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American avocet

American avocet
Recurvirostra americana. A common shorebird in western North America, seen here improbably on an ephemeral lake near the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. In fact, this time of year this shallow basin is normally completely dry! Left inset shows another view of this bird; the right inset shows this ephemeral lake, looking west toward the Granite Mountains. Meltwater from the snow still (unusually) present on these mountains is maintaining the lake for now.

Smiley Derleth, Pam J have particularly liked this photo

6 comments - The latest ones
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A splendid 'distance' shot Sig.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent image Sig, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
What a brilliant catch !

Admired in ~ I ❤ Nature
2 years ago.
slgwv club
Thanks Jeff & Pam! Kind of an incongruous location for this bird.
2 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Very nice!

Seen in Nature ~ North America.
22 months ago.
slgwv club
Thanks, Cheryl!
22 months ago.

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