The behavior of a female Black-necked Stilt puzzled me right from the beginning. She acted restless and hesitant. What I didn't know that there was a nest the female built between the rocks and she was going to return back to it.
Black-necked Stilts build their nests on the ground on the clumps of vegetation or floating algae but I never heard of laying eggs between the rocks. That was unusual.
The female is going to her nest. She is very cautious and slow.
The female Stilt knows exactly where the egg is but takes precaution and stops for a few seconds.
You can see the egg, it's buff with dark spots. Usually, Black-necked Stilts lay three to four eggs but I saw only one egg.
The female is a very careful and takes her time to mount on the egg.
The egg is almost covered by female.
For a while the female Black-necked Stilt will lay on the egg and then she will take a short break. The mornings are very warm so the egg in the nest will be fine to left unattended for a while.
Generally, life is good!