Saturday, September 17, 2011

Black-Necked Stilt

You'll find Stilts just about anywhere you'll find Avocets. Like the Avocet, they are immediately recognizable with their uniquely black back and neck, along with their white eyebrow and slender red legs.  Like the Avocet, these birds seem to walk the thin line between grace and fragility. They look like they'll break at any moment as they run along the shallow water, swinging their heads side to side to stir up food.
They also have a large population at the Water Ranch in Phoenix.


  1. These are my favorites of the day. Great photos!

  2. These black necked stilts have such large eyes! It's particularly noticeable in the last picture.