Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Coy Wader

The Avocet   Recurvirostra   avosetta
 The Avocet, an elegant black and white wader, has a slender and delicate build. It's thin strongly upcurved bill, is swept from side to side under the water when searching for food.
 

This post is included in the WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY initiative by Stewart M and the blog Paying Ready Attention - Photo Gallery

48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous!!!

(sorry you were not well!)

karmnik54 said...

NA żywojeszcz nie widziałem:)

Giga said...

Piękny ptak i bardzo ciekawy ma dziób. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful bird and very curious little beak. Yours.

Seijastiina said...

Very nice!
Excellent!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Avocet image.

S. Etole said...

Looks like she is ready for a graceful dance.

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird with a very original bow.
Greetings :)

M said...

Hi, nice to hear that your flu soon will be just a memory.
I like this beautiful picture very much. The pose looks as if it belongs to some ballet.
Best regards and thank´s for writing on my blog.
Monica

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

This is a great catch, Sonjia. Fantastic how you have photographed this bird. Absolutely gorgeous. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So elegant!!!.. :-)

Chris Rohrer said...

Well isn't this an interesting pose! I love their winter plumage. I wonder if they get a little color like our American Avocets during breeding? Beautiful bird.

Teresa said...

Es preciosa. Saludos.

Gail Dixon said...

What a gorgeous bird with such a unique beak. I wonder if we get them? An awesome photo!!

Linda said...

Glorious capture!

Michelle said...

Those are some gorgeous legs.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love her beautiful bill!!!

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow, she certainly is elegant! Wonderful photo of a gorgeous bird!

Maria said...

Beautiful, a new one for me!

Stewart M said...

They are splendid birds - I saw my first one a few years ago on a trip back to the UK.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

magda said...

Τι κομψό πουλί και τι υπέροχη φωτογραφία!!!!
Πολλά φιλιά

Stuart Price said...

These were really rare in NW England when I was a kid.......now they are everywhere.......!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl

I instantly fell in love with this bird.They are so photogenic.

Thank you Theresa!:)I'm much better now.

Breathtaking said...

karmnik54

You don't see them where you are, and this was my first sighting here.

Breathtaking said...

Giga

A lovely curved beak, and long elegant legs too.:)

Piękny zakrzywiony dziób i nogi zbyt długie eleganckie. :)

Breathtaking said...

Seijastina

Bob Bushell

Linda

Teresa

Ana Minguez Corella

Thank you all so much.:) I also think she is such an elegant and beautiful bird.

Breathtaking said...

S Etole.

Yes she does, although a little shy!:=)

Breathtaking said...

M

Hi Monica! Yes indeed, it's a dainty pose, and with foot pointed, it does look as though she is about to dance.

It's my pleasure.:)

Breathtaking said...

Ela

Hi! I love the graceful pose too. Many thanks for passing by.:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

Hello Joke!:)Thank you!:)Yes indeed, I was really pleased with this encounter, and captivated by the Avocets grace.

Breathtaking said...

Chris Rohrer
:=) Yes it is Chris!:)Their plumagem is beautiful. I don't know about the colour Chris, as I'm such an amature where birds are concerned.I'm learning though!

Breathtaking said...

Gail Dixon

Thank you Gail!:) This was my first sighting. They are fairly common though, so although I don't know if you will get them where you are, I should imagine it's more than likely.:)

Breathtaking said...

Michelle

I'm sure she has many male admirers!:)

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

Hi Keith!

Everything about this bird is refined, and I agree, her bill is so beautifuly curved.

Breathtaking said...

bettyI-NZ

Hello Betty!:) Thank you for passing by and leaving a nice comment. I will visit you soon!

Breathtaking said...

Maria

Hello Maria:) this was my first sighting of an Avocet. I will visit you very soon. I've had flu so couldn't visit earlier.

Breathtaking said...

Stewart M

Yes indeed, a lovely bird.It must be too hot on Australian shores for these birds!!

Breathtaking said...

Magda

Thank you Magda!:) An elegant bird indeed!
Kisses

Πολλά φιλιά

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price

They are also quite common here!

Trollstubben foto said...

What a beautyful bird.
Not in Norway.
Hug from Karin

Linda said...

Neat bird! Cool pose!

Julia said...


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MastHoliday said...

Pretty bird and nice capture!

Seijastiina said...

Beautiful ♥

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A nice looking bird. Nice shot.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Breathtaking said...

Trollstubben

Linda

MastHoliday

Seijastiina

WordsPoeticallyWorth

Thank you all for your visit and your nice comments.:)

Breathtaking said...

Julia

Thank you so much.:) I'm sorry to be so late in replying but I have not been well and not been blogging.I just came for a few minutes to answer a few comments, but will visit when I feel better.

Breathtaking said...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh

Hello Jerry!:)

Thank you for your visit, and for including my blog in Sites To See this week. I have not been well, and not been blogging recently.I just came to answer a few comments today, but will visit you and my blogging friends as soon as I feel better.

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