The Incredibly Long-legged Black-necked Stilt

It’s so easy to recognized this bird with its shiny black wings and its long bright red legs. At first glance males and females stilts look alike but when these birds are in their breeding plumage you can tell the difference between a male and female. The male has solid shiny black back while the […]

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Early Morning at Bear River

Early mornings at Bear river were always cool and pleasant in summer. Sometimes I left my camera in the car and walked along the river a mile or two, enjoying a light summer breeze.   A Barn swallow decided to rest for a while.   A Canada goose does a little stretch.   A Great […]

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Fighting and Playing

The young Black-Necked Stilts not matured yet. Soon they will start to migrate but meanwhile they are acting sometimes so foolishly. They fight and play.   And then they are so peaceful and poise like their parents.  

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I Would Rather Stay With Mama

Mama warmly greets her baby who wasn’t very comfortable being far away from her. Yes, with mama always safe. It’s fun to explore the world when mama is close. *** I had a great time watching and photographing very young Black-necked stilts.  

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Juvenile Black-Necked Stilts

These teenagers are so playful and full of energy. It seems that Black-necked stilts this summer had great success with nesting season at Bear River. There are so many of them.    

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