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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. Stunning photos and reflections. Wonderful bird!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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!

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

    http://sugarspiceallthings-nice.blogspot.ca/

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  15. What an interesting bird, great shots of them.

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

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  17. You sure get some amazing shots. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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

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

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  20. awesome shots eileen, what cool birds!!!!

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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 ✐

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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  33. 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

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

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  35. A great bird and some really cool pictures.

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

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  37. 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.

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  38. Great action shots today Eileen!

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  39. They are just marked so beautifully!

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

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  41. you are such an attentive photog!






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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
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  42. Love seeing those long-legged Stilts.

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  43. You really caught some excellent reflections.

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

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

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  46. 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!

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  47. 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*

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  48. Handsome birds in their black and white feathers.

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

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

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  51. Wonderful images of these graceful birds!

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

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  53. AMAZING PHOTOS!! Beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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

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  55. What a fine water bird. Look at that bill!

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  56. 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.

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  57. Caught in the act! haha Great shots!

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  58. No favorites here. They're all fantastic shots.

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  59. 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.

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  60. Wow! Those are certainly stilt legs.

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

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  62. Very interesting birds Eileen. Have a great day.

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  63. 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.

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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  66. Such handsome birds. Love the reflections.

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