Friday, July 08, 2011

Friday Focus: Black-necked Stilt

.Black-necked Stilts are one of the few shorebird species that are year-round residents in our area. The ones below were at Paul Rushing (Chain of Lakes) Park on July 4th.

In typical Black-necked Stilt fashion, several of them complained about our presence by circling over us and keeping up a constant stream of loud squawks.

They normally wade in water only up to the top of their legs but on Monday one of the juveniles  was venturing out into much deeper water.


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