Sunday, October 29, 2000

American Avocet at Aguadulce

Indra Candanedo and Bill Porteous saw a single American Avocet at the Aguadulce Salinas. The bird with a group of Black-necked Stilts in the pool nearest the beach on the right hand side. It was asleep and almost completely hidden at first, and, based on its gray head, it almost got written off as a Willet, but the group of stilts moved and the Avocet woke, showing a strongly upcurved narrow black bill. The head and neck were grey, the underparts white, and the wing black with a white bar on the coverts. The legs were grey-blue.

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