American Avocet family at Albany Mudflats


Pam Young
 

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


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


Donrsimonson@...
 

Found one American Avocet chick ,with two adults nearby,at noon today directly opposite viewing deck. The chick was swimming and feeding a bit like a phalarope.
At Berkeley Aquatic Park, south end, I observed 5 Black-necked Stilts and 35 American White Pelicans,actively feeding in three separate groups, the latter a beautiful surprise.
Good birding!
Don Simonson
Berkeley