Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Black Necked Stilts

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes;

For this week, my featured bird is the Black Necked Stilts. We saw these birds at the Eco Pond in the Everglades National Park.
 

The Black Necked Stilt is a shorebird found in the United States down to Central America. The adults have long pink legs and a long thin black bill. They a black cap and the black continues down their back and their tail is white.


The Black necked Stilt forages for food in mudflats, shallow water and lakeshores. It seeks out the crustaceans, small fish and tadpoles.


This is one bird, I have seen many times at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware, it is a breeding bird there. So the summer months I do not have to go as far as Florida to see these cuties.




I hope you enjoyed seeing the Black Necked Stilts as much as I did.


Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments.
Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

55 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindo!!!beijos,chica

Brian King said...

Love these birds even though I've only seen them in photos! They're handsome and those tall legs are very cool! Great photos!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love their long pink legs! They almost look unreal. So neat! Great photos of this cool bird :)

Jo said...

Those are the longest legs ever! Thanks for sharing this interesting bird post, Eileen. Have a great day. Jo

Bob Bushell said...

I certainly did enjoy your Stilts.

Chris Rohrer said...

Very beautiful area. These birds are tricky to get nice shots of because of the sun here in Arizona. You have some wonderful shots with the right lighting:) They make such awkward sounds....which fits with their appearance:)

TexWisGirl said...

they're just so cool!!!

Claudia Moser said...

Look at those legs! :)

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Exellent shots!Nice reflection!Those birds look so cute!!I realy enjoyed seeing your pictures!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Frank said...

Any Stilt is a rarity in the UK so I enjoyed these views very much. Thanks Eileen.

Ken Schneider said...

Love those stilts! Too bad I had to leave Florida just after they arrived.

Leora said...

Those Stilts are quite funny looking birds - they really do look like they are standing with natural stilts.

HansHB said...

Great photos, and Perfect for the theme!

Neil said...

Great series they look like our Black-winged Stilt.

Carole M. said...

lovely to see these waders as close as you did Eileen; lovely photographs

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love those legs. too cool!! ( :

Karen said...

Love the shots and the birds, they are very handsome, the setting is beautiful too.

MyMaracas said...

Another new bird for me, and what adorable little fellows they are.

Kerri said...

They are LOVELY!!

Montanagirl said...

I really like these guys too. They show up for the summer over at Bowdoin NWR near here.

Carver said...

It's amazing how birds can wade on those legs. Great shots.

Karen said...

Lovely captures! I often wonder how those long toothpick legs can support the body!

Sandy Carlson said...

These are great. Their slender legs among the dried branches of that tree make for some dramatic imagery.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Oh I fell in love with stilts last year and sadly the farmer drained the field they were on and they did not return this year...but you got some great shots of my new favorite bird. Your page looks very spiffy today, nice colors and page layout.

Rambling Woods said...

New bird for me. There are so many birds out there that I need to see for myself..... Michelle

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I don't think I have ever seen one. I hope to some day soon. Your pictures are excellent! Have an especially great Wed. tomorrow!

Kalantikan said...

Hi Eileen, they are very beautiful, but i wonder why they only have one leg when in the water. Maybe the other one is stretched along with the body, hahaha, i don't know. I also wonder why nature made its legs as red, considering that it is black and white mostly!

Lea said...

So beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Jesh St Germain said...

Wow, your first photo is so amazing! I've seen these birds only on the internet:) I like their red legs.

Stewart M said...

These really are splendid birds - we have a 'race' of them in Australia - given time they may even be considered a different species!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Caroline Gill said...

What lovely photos, Eileen - and thank you for your recent visit to my blog. The Stilts look amazing ... I have never seen these birds before, though they remind me a bit of the Avocets I was watching last week (and must post about soon!).

Arija said...

Love your shots with the dead branches, they match so very well.

Terri said...

Oh my gosh- very cool bird. I've never seen one before.

Karen said...

There were Black-necked Stilts at Hillman Marsh in Leamington, Ontario which is quite a bit out of their range and caused quite a stir.
Since I procrastinated getting over there to get a look, I missed seeing them. :(
So your post of these beautiful birds is timely and well appreciated!
Your photos are beautiful as always, Eileen!
Happy Birding!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, what long red legs and beaks they have; thank you very much for showing us these rare birds♬♬♬ (haha, for me, maybe).
Well, I thought their name is really suitable for them 'stilt'.


Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Gary said...

They're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I enjoyed very much! They really are unique and pretty little things. How nice to have them so near you. :)

Digi-Irma said...

They are all great.
Best wishes, Irma

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've been having a lot of trouble getting to leave you a comment today. For some reason. After 4 or 5 attempts the comment box finally loaded for me before 'timed out'....

anyway, wanted to tell you how much I love the composition of your stilts with the wood in the water...they're great Eileen.

:::hoping this goes through when I click 'publish':::

Barb said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. There's been a stilt reported in the preserve near me. I haven't seen it yet, and if that is what it is it is waaay lost!

prairiebirder said...

Great photos, Eileen, I saw my first Black-necked Stilts last year and they are such cool birds!

inge said...

The legs on the bird look red are they?

Happyone said...

Wow what cool looking birds.

DeniseinVA said...

What an amazing little bird, very handsome and great photos Eileen. Hope your week is going well. Are you getting the rain we are? If so I hope you're keeping dry, it's bucketing down here.

Faye said...

Such great "engineering"! I'm sure those stilts really help with the fishing. Beautiful contrasting markings.

AVCr8teur said...

We have a lot of the Black-necked Stilts here too. I really enjoy your first picture with the birds hanging around the branches.

Rebecca said...

What long-legged beauties! Great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds. I don't know why ZZ Top's "Legs" started playing in my head when I saw these...

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful photographs of a delicately beautiful bird!
They're nesting in our area now and I hope to get some shots of the young soon.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great shots.. Congrats and regards from Spain..

Genie Robinson said...

These guys really do have LONG legs. Impressive captures. genie

CabinGirl said...

I'm completely fascinated by these birds and your lovely photos have made me even more determined to see them at some point. Thanks for sharing, Eileen!

Betty Manousos said...

look at'em!
love those long legs.

great photos as usual:)

Maria said...

I love these birds and never seen them! Great shots!

bettyl said...

These are such beautiful birds! I love their colors and cute legs!

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