Shorebirds

Avocets, common visitors to Minsmere RSPB reserve

These Avocets at the Minsmere RSPB reserve as so elegant and that baby one is so cute! Maybe I can think about some parent baby couplings in one of my print collections at Handmade by Hutch!

Puffin in a burrow, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Puffin in a burrow, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales. I love how this looks like the eye of a rock being!

Snipe. It's the stripes along the back that are so distinctive.

Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata Common winter resident

The Scarlet Ibis  (Eudocimus ruber) inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean.

The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. They eat crabs and crustaceans. Bright, vibrant and a delight to the eyes. Scarlet ibis of beauty. Wings of vast expanse - a red fleeting miracle.

Kristian Bell of St Helier, Jersey, won round 227 with this image of a bird on the run in Sarasota, Florida baby birb

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) chick by Kristian Bell. cutie - run baby run

Curlew at RSPB Titchwell on 7th Jan 2014. When I was a child, the sound of these birds meant long, light summer evenings. We called them Peewits.

Another Pinner wrote: "Curlew at RSPB Titchwell on Jan When I was a child, the sound of these birds meant long, light summer evenings. We called them Peewits.

A colourful puffin is spotted on our Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition. It's name is derived from it's Latin genus name Fratercula which roughly translates to "Little Brother of the North."

A colourful puffin is spotted on our Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition. It's name is derived from it's Latin genus name Fratercula which roughly translates to "Little Brother of the North.

Some beaches are closed to protect a rapidly-declining population of migrating shorebirds including the Red Knot which is an endangered species

Some beaches have been closed to protect a rapidly-declining population of migrating shorebirds including the Red Knot which is a extremely endangered species.

Black-browed Albatross by Michael Shepard: Taken on Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands. With a wingspan of 11 feet and a documented lifespan of 50 years, they may leave land behind them for 5 -10 years. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/albatross/ #Albatross #Falkland_Islands

Black-browed Albatross by Michael Shepard: Taken on Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands. With a wingspan of 11 feet and a documented lifespan of 50 years, they may leave land behind them for 5 years.

The slow and graceful flight of three roseate spoonbills in formation. - is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf Coast of the United States

The slow and graceful flight of three roseate spoonbills in formation. Photographed by Jorja Feldman. via wildography

Baby Killdeer by Jude Haase A killdeer is a North American shorebird you can see without going to the beach, Killdeer are graceful plovers common to lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parking lots. These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey.

“Baby Kill Deer” chick a couple days after leaving the egg behind. By Jude Haase on (crop) ~~ What an adorable bow legged chap this is!

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