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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana


Every year, for a day, the American Avocet takes a break in Milwaukee, Wi. The layover is brief, generally one day... and then adios. I was fortunate to catch them this spring and called my children out to witness these beautiful creatures... what a wonderful few hours.

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KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful photo Matthew! Please can you correct the scientific name in edit (Recurvirostra americana)
Welcome to the community!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely...capture... Welcome to Project Noah family...!!

MatthewCollison 9 years ago

Thanks to all for the wonderful comments... I know I wrote that for another photo I had taken on here... but it truly is a wonderful feeling knowing that others enjoy my passion. Thanks again.

RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful picture.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago


MatthewCollison 9 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments Atul, and Argy Bee. And thank you for the help earlier, Argy.

Atul 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Wow!! Welcome to Project Noah. That's a knockout shot of beautiful birds. Great first spotting and thanks for sharing.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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