Miscellaneous birds
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American Avocet

Found over a wide range of Western North America, the Avocet is 17 to 19 inches long, with a wingspan of about 28 inches. It weighs between 9 and 12 ounces and feeds on small invertebrates found in shallow water.

Taken with Nikon D-100 and 300mm Nikkor lens with 3X converter attached. Kodak Royal Gold 1000 color negative film.

Marbled Godwit

The Marbled Godwit is a shore bird that feeds on aquatic invertebrates, insects, green plant matter, and seeds. The birds average 16 to 18 inches in length and can often be seen flying over the Great Plains in large, noisy flocks, performing interesting aerial displays.

Image taken with Nikon D-100 and 500mm mirror lens at Desert Lake in Utah, during an unusually wet summer.



taken summer of 1996
high in the Uintah Mountains
with an 800mm f:6.3 lens
exposure was about 1/500th second
on Kodak negative 400 film