A Black-necked Stilt at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Black-necked Stilt at Bear River Migratory Bird RefugeBlack-necked Stilt at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I have seen my first of the year American Avocets and not long after they arrive Black-necked Stilts will also be making their appearance too. Stilts and Avocets often feed and breed in the same locations here in Utah and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a great place to see them in large numbers. This Black-necked Stilt was photographed the same day and same location that my American Avocet from yesterday was taken, the auto tour route of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Black-necked Stilts seem so snazzy in their black and white plumage, long pinkish legs and ruby-red eyes!


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Two of my favorite shorebirds, the avocet and stilt

  2. They are cute birds, I love seeing them.. Great shot, Mia!

  3. What an enchanting bird. Thank you.

  4. Ddelicate and charming birdie!

  5. What an incredibly elegant bird…complete with tux and pink silk tights (in old rose, no less!)..Beautiful shot!!!

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