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~Birding in Texas, American Avocet

Cattail Marsh, Beaumont, TX, April, 2017

Evening glow
American Avocet
American Avocets

Groups of Avocets gather in shallow water, sweeping their bills from side to side to feed. They rest in compact flocks, as seen in my photos.

Identification tip: You can tell a male from a female by their bill. Males bill is longer and straighter.

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Header photo: Beautiful evening light highlights these gorgeous birds.

~Birding in Texas, Green-winged Teal

Cattail Marsh, Beaumont, TX, April, 2017

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Green-winged Teal (male)
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Green-winged Teal (female)
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Bright green on the wings.

There are several towns we like to stop when traveling east and west along I-10. Beaumont, TX is one of them. We discovered, less than four miles from the RV Park,  Cattail Marsh, a scenic wetland and broadwalk. There are hiking trails around the marches with lovely views of sleeping alligators (ha), and the lovely broadwalk that extends over the water that provides excellent views of the birds. Beaumont is where we stay when visiting High Island.

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The Green-winged Teal is our smallest duck. They are common and usually found on shallow ponds, marshes and flooded fields. It was fun watching them resting, sleeping, feeding and foraging.

Happy Birding!

Cattail Marsh
Cattail Marsh