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Black-necked Stilts

I made it back to Farmington Bay this week.  I’m not sure what was happening with the babies.  There were no eggs around and no fuzzy babies.  Juveniles are olive colored so even if they grew crazy fast, I’d be able to tell the difference.  You can almost make out their red eyes in these pictures.

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The Black-necked Stilts were unusually upset about my presence.  Right in the area where I photographed the avocet eggs, one stilt was acting like the Kildeers, flapping his wings around like he was having a problem.

I caught a fish that was this big!

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I said move to the left!  And move to the right!  Now everyone get down tonight!

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I didn’t stay very long.  Kate had a post up that’s about how avocets and stilts also use the doppler effect to ward off predators after their nests.  It’s really interesting, I had no idea.

2 Responses to “Black-necked Stilts”

  1. cindy says:

    Love these!