Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - Black-necked Stilts

I'm reaching into my (meager) archives for these photos.  Back when I first got my camera, I was obsessed with trying to capture these baby Stilts.  I went to the site repeatedly with the result that these babies must have thought I was their own personal paparazzi.  My skills have definitely improved since I took these photos back in May.  This next Spring, there will hopefully be babies at the same site again and I'll be ready!
I was amazed at how far the babies would range away from the adults, so there are only a couple of shots where I got both.

Some days, the adults weren't even at this pond and the babies were alone.

As in this shot.

Of course, what kid doesn't want to get into the mud all the way up to his knees?

This is one of the few shots where I managed to get both babies together.  Most of the time they had spread out to opposite sides of the pond.

I like that they are almost reflections of one another.


Kristi Bowman said...

I've never seen Black-necked Stilts that close let alone a baby. Great pics!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

I am not surprised you were obsessed about photographing the baby Stilts as they are gogrgeous

Karen said...

The babies are so cute!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome! I love the Stilts and the cute babies! Great sighting and photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

mick said...

Great photos - the Stilts are so beautiful and their babies so very cute!

Adam Jones said...

Brilliant pictures and nice to see the juveniles doing so well.

Stewart M said...

Nice post - those juveniles are splendid looking little birds!

Cheers - Stewart M -Melbourne