Credit: Karen Lebing
Caption: Recently, on a foggy morning at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a group of American Avocets were spotted wading and feeding in the thick mist. The American Avocet is a long-legged shorebird, that feeds in mudflats and shallow water on small fish as well as aquatic invertebrates, which include water fleas, midges, beetles, brine flies & water boatman.
Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/
USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/