Re: American Avocet family at Albany Mudflats


Kelly DeForest
 

Saw the chicks today at 11:00-12:00 (around a 3ft tide) foraging on the mudflats directly across from the viewing deck (see map below). There were still 5 chicks, 4 were staying near the adults and 1 was a little bit more adventurous.  




Kelly DeForest
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On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 2:07 PM Pam Young via groups.io <pamyoung2=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
American Avocet pair and five adorable chicks foraged at the Albany Mudflats at noon June 19 directly across from the west viewing deck. The chicks appear to be a few days old and paddled in the shallows as they followed the wading adults. One adult briefly pursued a crow that flew near the family. The adults were vocal and frequently chased away nearby birds, such as Marbled Godwits.

great birding,
Pam Young
Berkeley

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