Last week while on the auto tour loop at Bear River I saw plenty of American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts. Their breeding season is over and there are lots of young with the adults in the shallow water or resting on the gravel road.
The Black-necked Stilt adults seem to be still keeping an eye on their young and that is what this male Black-necked Stilt was doing near the auto tour loop. There were a few juvenile feeding nearby that I couldn’t quite get clear shots of but this male was out in the open.
They are such long-legged and elegant looking shorebirds that it is no wonder that so many people find them appealing.
Life is good.