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The Atlantic Puffin, Skellig Michael, Ireland is a seabird species in the auk family

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end.

American Avocets Photograph by Brian Wolitski, My Shot American avocet pair, nest building in the low light of late evening

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Ego & Pride.  Crab Plovers.  Photo by Ibrahim Alsudairy:  https://500px.com/photo/84723099/%D8%BA%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%88%D9%83%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%A1-ego-and-pride-by-ibrahim-alsudairy

Crab Plovers (Dromas ardeola) is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Dromadidae. It is resident on the coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean, where it feeds on crabs and other small animals.



Common Murre

Common Murre

What a wonderful bird is the pelican, His beak can hold more than his belly can

The lovely Pelican, resting under a soft sky as the day comes to a close.