Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Black-necked Stilt

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes  and NC Sue Wordless

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Black-necked Stilt. The Black-necked Stilt is a breeder bird seen at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. Since April I have been to Bombay Hook NWR three times each time seeing some first of the season birds.


One of the many Black-necked Stilts seen at Bombay Hook NWR.


Caught in the act!


I think the reflections on the shot above are kind of crazy on the eyes.


This shot looks like they are working on their nest. A little fuzzy shot, this was a distance away even for my zoom.  I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!


81 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Eileen You managed to get some very interesting shots of this beautiful bird.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Fantastic photos of these wonderful birds. Amazing !
Have a nice and sunny day, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

amanda peters said...

Stunning photos Eileen, a lovely bird to watch....
Amanda xx

Sue said...

Nice job, Eileen. They are a beautiful bird indeed!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen.

NC Sue said...

I'd never heard of or seen this bird.
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html. I shared some bird photos this week too!

A Quiet Corner said...

Great pix...love the reflections!!!...:)JP

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos and reflections. Wonderful bird!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

really neat birds (but then, I love 'em all)

Sandra said...

that second photo is fantastic, i have frogs, squirrels, raccoons and lizards, and butterflies doing this, but no birds..

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful shots Eileen! I am enjoying the photos of the birds, but also the shimmering water!
Jemma

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

what a cool birdie ... i guess i never knew their name before ... keeping me informed you do. thanks!! ( :

blogoratti said...

Wonderful photos!

TexWisGirl said...

such unique birds. :)

Linda Kay said...

You are right about all the reflections, Eileen. A lovely bird...another long legged one!

J said...

It's interesting how we never seem to "run out of" birds! These long legged shore dwellers are just one of many beauties I have seen here and on other blogs. I had no idea there were that many of them!

Patricia Bacon said...

Great wild life shots, Eileen. I learned something new with this, thanks.

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Mary Hone said...

What an interesting bird, great shots of them.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful shots. Love the way the birds look against the straw. You always teach us something wonderful.
Have great day!
Hugs, CM

Tom said...

You sure get some amazing shots. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful photos of the Black-hals Stilt.
The second picture is really great.
Best regards, Irma

Linda W. said...

Nice looking bird, and great reflections in your third photo!

Debbie said...

awesome shots eileen, what cool birds!!!!

Karen S. said...

I love the caught in the act of........ gymnastics! Hehehehe! They are a clever and stunning creature, your captures are perfect!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I was so excited when I saw the title of your post! I just saw this bird for the first time ever while we were at our local wildlife refuge. It is a lovely bird and you have some great photos here. In my photos, the slender bill of this bird blended in with the surrounding wetlands as if it has no bill at all. This is very cool, Eileen!

Laura said...

Wonderful series Eileen, I love the double decker caught in the act photo :-)

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Hello Eileen, I'm back :)
Had a wonderful time off, but I
missed my blog buddies too much :))
I like the "act" shot alot and the
reflections too, it's hard to tell
which reflection belongs to what :)

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

Nancy Chan said...

Amazing photos of the birds and lake. Have a wonderful day!

Felicia said...

pretty birds and images.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely wonderful shots!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very nice. "My, what long legs you have!"
~

Happyone said...

Great shots - all of them.

Cranberry Morning said...

These are amazing photos, Eileen. I love the reflections one too. It should be made into a fabric.

fredamans said...

Those birds are funny. They don't look like they had sex, they look like they're playing leap frog.. lol

Carletta said...

Handsome birds Eileen!
I thought the same thing about the reflections. My eyes weren't sure where to focus but they are pretty neat.

Palavrascoloridas said...

Mais um lindo pássaro!
feliz de você que os encontra sempre!
adorei!
bj

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are very pretty birds! Love the graphic effect of the reflections, too!

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome birds!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, what amazing shots! You've always have the best shots, that is just amazing that you can do that! Do you live near all of these places? Do you travel to take the photographs, just wonderful locations! Love dropping in to see you!
Nancy
xo

Black Jack's Carol said...

What an interesting bird, Eileen. That refuge seems like a wonderful place to visit. I love the "Caught in the Act" shot and also the triangular reflection shapes formed by the reeds. Happy June to you and many thanks for being such a committed blogger. So much to learn and enjoy here!

Grantham Lynn said...

Great shots. That is an interesting bird. I love the reflection shot.
Thank you for coming over and visiting at My Journey. I am glad your enjoying coming by.
Hope your Wednesday is Wonderful
Sherry

Mildred said...

Very pretty photos, Eileen. I appreciate you sharing all these new to me birds.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Adam Jones said...

A great bird and some really cool pictures.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

beautiful birds. I am always amazed at the different birds you are able to capture.

Brian King said...

What good looking birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow ... That is quite the "action" shot there! I do love this bird ... I saw it for the first time somewhere here in Florida, last season.

The Yum List said...

Great action shots today Eileen!

Rose said...

They are just marked so beautifully!

Beth said...

Hi Eileen, The stilts are beautiful. Great images. You take awesome bird/wildlife photos. What a talent you have!
Beth

Cloudia said...

you are such an attentive photog!






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bailey-road.com said...

Love seeing those long-legged Stilts.

Michelle said...

You really caught some excellent reflections.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, These are really cute Stilts. I have only seen them once. have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
This set of photographs is super-sharp! Very beautiful composition and colors!!
Have a Beautiful Week!
Peace :)

Chris Rohrer said...

Ahhhhh!!!! That's what they are doing....acting!!!!:) JK. I'm always fascinated by their acrobatic love making. The first time I saw that I thought....what in the world? And then, I put it together in my very slow mind:) Nice shot of these birds. Unique birds in the world of birds!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What a lovely bird with black and white color with LONG legs "Black-necked Stilt" is♡♡♡ You must think strange but your "crazy on the eyes" reflection photo is really gorgeous, I like it ;-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome birds in their black and white feathers.

Lynne said...

Always something new with you . . .
Great pics . . .

Lea said...

What a pretty bird!

Missy George said...

I'll bet you can't say "black necked stilt" fast 3 times..I can't even say it once..

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderful images of these graceful birds!

NatureFootstep said...

caught in the act! Yes, that´s not an easy task with those legs :)

jandi said...

Great pics! Lovely birds!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

AMAZING PHOTOS!! Beautiful!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Marie C said...

Oh, I just love this, Eileen! What a fortunate encounter for you! Wonderful images!

Jibber JabberUK said...

What a fine water bird. Look at that bill!

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, that great shots of these birds! I would love to be in a place like this. I love nature and I love birds! Hugs.

Mike said...

Caught in the act! haha Great shots!

Gayle said...

No favorites here. They're all fantastic shots.

Kerry said...

What a striking bird. This makes me want to try and photograph some birds! But they are such difficult little subjects. Guess I'll just enjoy yours.

edenhills said...

Wow! Those are certainly stilt legs.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow... You DID catch them in the act... Wonderful to have that sanctuary close enough to visit... Michelle

Gillian Olson said...

Very interesting birds Eileen. Have a great day.

Phil Slade said...

You do wonder how stilts manage to do it with those great longs legs! Looks like you found the answer there Eileen, so thanks for showing us. Hope those two didn't mind us watching.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Haha, fabulous!!!

Stewart M said...

These are great birds and it is good to know that there will still be some next year!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Neil said...

Great series.

indah nuria Savitri said...

they are indeed beautiful creatures...love the reflections :)

Pauline W said...

Such handsome birds. Love the reflections.

carolann said...

Thumbs Up!

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