In April, we were delighted to see these delicate-looking shorebirds hunting for food in the shallow waters of flooded farm fields close to the Mississippi levee. They only visit our area for a short time, and then migrate on.
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9 thoughts on “Black-necked stilt”
I love your wonderful Black-necked Stilt images, and the Charles Dickens quote. I look foreword to your next blog post.
Always a pleasure to see. Nicely done. Ours are gone (a straggle here and there).
These have moved on too. The road seems empty once they’ve been there and then they’re gone.
Great captures of the stilts doing their thing, Rebecca. It’s fun to watch them industriously bob around looking for food. Love those legs.
I look forward to their visit each spring. They are striking birds.
Rebecca, that was an unexpected surprise. I’ve never seen one of those Black-Necked Stilt Shorebirds around here. His legs look like stilts. I liked how he/she is studying the water for fish.
Yes, stilt is a good name for them. I’ve read that their “legs are longer in proportion to their bodies than any other bird except the flamingo”. They definitely have a one track mind when it comes to hunting for food.
Interesting, so “stilt” in their name must have come from the long legs. I was just being funny suggesting it. 🙂 Fixating a stare in the water works for finding fish. I see the heron do that sometimes and he is studying the water and does not see me then.