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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  1. jo smith March 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Two of my favorite shorebirds, the avocet and stilt

  2. Eileen March 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

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

  3. Elephant's Child March 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    What an enchanting bird. Thank you.

  4. Jolanta March 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Ddelicate and charming birdie!

  5. Patty Chadwick March 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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

  6. Montanagirl March 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Very nice!

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