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Hayward Marsh Avocets (10 images)

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On an early June morning, just off the trail leading north from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, several adult American Avocets stood by as two chicks became accustomed to the water at Hayward Marsh.

If you happened to turn away at the right moment, then look back, you might wonder why that adult is crouching down. And where did the baby go? Binoculars or a telephoto lens are needed by most to see that extra pair of legs sticking down from under a wing - the chick...
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