I saw these American Avocets this morning while kayaking at Lake Meredith. I highly recommend buying a kayak if you want to take photographs of water fowl and shorebirds, it changes your perspective 180 degrees and gets you down on the level of the birds on the water. The birds are a little skittish when you first paddle up but if you sit still for a few minutes, they settle down and ignore you. These guys pretty much ignored me the entire time I was there.
The white birds in the salt cedar in the background are Cattle Egrets and Snowy Egrets.
The smaller bird on the left is a Wilson’s Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope on the right, Stilt Sandpiper on the left.