Thursday, November 8, 2018

Black- Necked Stilts




At the end of August in some places the Bear river became very shallow but it didn't bother Black-necked stilts. It seemed that they were thriving in the shallow water.




Everything about Black-necked stilt seems so delicate, so fragile. Their thin legs, slim elegant wings and their needle-like bill. 




I saw and photographed Black-necked stilts on Antelope Island and learned that they like Franklin's gulls also feed on brine flies. And brine shrimps.  

6 comments:

  1. Bird with delicate ballerina moves. Merit is the author of the photos;)

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  2. They are very elegant in an outrageous sort of way. I suspect that shallow water might be just to their liking, with lots of surface insects to skim off the surface, making for fine feeding. Certainly they are always a delight to see.

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  3. Look at those legs!

    I love how you caught the ripples in the water.

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  4. Yes, to delicate; yes, to ballerina. The moment I saw these photographs the words "delicate dancer" entered my mind. I prefer the first photograph and, by a slight edge, think it is the best of the three. The only thing that could have made it better would have been glass-smooth water to capture a perfect reflection. Take care of that next time, will you, Kaya? Teasing ....

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  5. but so vigilant and so agressive when they nest !!

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  6. Tres grandes fotografías que hacen pensar en una secuencia de ballet clásico. La inclusión de los reflejos del ave es todo un acierto.
    Un abrazo,

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