Black Necked Stilt

One of my favorite wading birds is the Black Necked Stilt. The Audubon guide says “Everything about the Black-necked Stilt seems delicate — from its incredibly thin stilt-legs to its slim wings and its needle-like bill — yet it manages to thrive on the sun-baked flats around shallow lakes, some of them in searing climates.”

They are truly amazing birds and have the second longest leg length to body ratio of wading birds only surpassed by Flamingos.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-necked_Stilt/lifehistory

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/black-necked-stilt

10 thoughts on “Black Necked Stilt

    1. Thanks for the shout out Pat. We really appreciate the recognition. Although this photo was not taken in Utah we have seen the Black Necked Stilt frequently on our trips to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Beautiful bird and so delicate. Hope your weeks off to a wonderful start and wishing you the beat on your travels.

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