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I wonder if this is where the idea for the Elizabethan ruff came from?!!

I wonder if this is where the idea for the Elizabethan ruff came from?!!

“Ruff, a rather peculiar bird from Norway.

“Ruff, a rather peculiar bird from Norway.

The Exquisite Snowy Egret

Anyone who has spent any time around and the saltwater is familiar with this handsome fellow, the Snowy Egret.

Brown Pelican, by Craig Royal. Prints available. #birds #pelican #photography

Brown Pelican, by Craig Royal. the east coast variety available on texas coast

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end.

American Avocets Photograph by Brian Wolitski, My Shot American avocet pair, nest building in the low light of late evening

The American Avocet

The BBOTW is the American Avocet. These birds live on the pacific coasts of North America. Near or on shallow lakes, ponds, and such. They will eat crustaceans and insects which they find by foraging in the shallow waters or in mud. They are protected by

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