American Avocet

Pringle Creek, Whitby on 24 August 2009

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American Avocet molting into basic plumage. Whitby, 24 August 2009


New black basic wing coverts are mixed with old worn faded ones. The remaining cinnamon head and neck feathers will soon be replaced by white basic feathers. Whitby, 24 August 2009.


It appeared to be finding a lot of food. Whitby, 24 August 2009