OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

American Avocet - Hampton, NH - Sept. 26, 2011

A stop at the Fisherman's Coop along Rte 1A in Hampton, NH last weekend found this long staying female Avocet roosting along the shoreline.


A brief video of her preening:


She was most cooperative


The bill on these birds are quite something. They swing them side to side through the water, snapping shut on whatever prey they come across.