Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Black-necked Stilt, #16/50

I took these images @ Wakodohatchee Wetlands, Spring 2011.  I look forward to this spring when the Wetlands are drained for them to return to nest here.

Interesting facts:

Only the Greater Flamingo has longer legs in proportion to its over-all size. This unmistakable, delicate, black-and-white  shorebird is endowed with bright red legs and a slender bill. Common throughout much of the Western Hemisphere,  it is a common summer visitor, but uncommon nesting species in Southern Florida.


  1. Rachelle, lovely images of Black-necked Stilts! They are such elegant birds with their svelte long legs and fine thin bills. I saw my first Black-necked Stilts this past November at Myakka River State Park in Florida. They were quite a distance away, but I was thrilled to finally view these beauties. Your photographs are exceptional. A joy to visit your wonderful blog!

  2. Beautiful photos Rachelle! I have yet to see one of these beauties!!!

  3. Ribbit to the Blue Heron:)


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