The numerous Pied Avocets which are wintering at the Salines of Bonanza, don't like to be photographed from near. But after I spent several hours sitting in the car, this couple .
oblivious with all around them provided me with insight in its most intimate life:
I would not like to be Mrs. Pied Avocet!
And Mr. Pied Avocet in no time had performed its connubialities:
Is it only my impression or are both in all smiles?
He again is shaking his plumage .
she too and then
the Pied Avocet couple together goes foraging
At the Salines there was also a huge group of Slender-billed Gulls , many of them banded. About these elegant Gulls and their diving skills, which I was able to observe from so close I'll tell in my next report.