Yesterday afternoon we had a couple of Black-necked Stilts make a brief appearance in the marsh pond. I always love seeing these squeaky little guys with their bobble heads and long, gangly, bubble gum pink legs.
You can see how a stilt is much smaller then a great egret and of course a lazy young alligator had to be present on the scene as well.
It’s a treat to see these fun and interesting birds and we were happy they decided to drop in for a visit!
What dear little birds! I love the picture showing the comparison in size between the stilt and the great egret!
They really are little cuties Maggie! And kind of tiny too. 🙂
Those are some very snazzy stockings Phil!! 😀
Oh they sure are and I understand that pink stocking look is all the rage in Paris these days! 🙂
Questi se non sbaglio sono chiamati “Cavalieri d’Italia” 🙂
Sono molto belli e agii, ci sono anche nelle Valli di Comacchio, dove io abito!!
Vedete questi dove vivi?! Questo è meraviglioso! Grazie Pat
Cool – another interesting bird I have never seen.
We don’t even really see them very often and almost every time I do see some they won’t come in close.
I saw two again today and got better pics. Oh well maybe I’ll post them later in the week.
I also think our pink friend has left.
Very beautiful wildlife in that marsh…very interesting marsh…and, great photography
It is a nice area and always seems like something is going on. The alligators were all over again today.
They really are quite small. I love the gangly legs. I see Junior A is learning to lurk – he is very pretty.
Mr. A Jr. *is* indeed learning to lurk. He is out there now with about 15 of his ‘friends’ and he’s taking notes on how to be a big boy some day.
The stilts do have impossible legs, they can be hysterical!
Those legs are utterly unreal! Great catch (again)!!!
Those goofy pink legs shouldn’t be possible in nature yet here they are. It’s very amusing seeing these guys who also make the funniest squeaky sounds when they fly around.
I never saw that bird before. They don’t make the East coast much, but it looks like they do where you live. Beautiful images, Phil.
We do see them occasionally but not very often and when I do see some they rarely come in close.
I saw a mated pair again today (they almost always travel in pairs) and I got lucky, they came in even closer. 🙂
long pink legs, how unusual! Great captures of this lovely bird, Phil!
Gotta love long pink legs!
Yep, I don’t like high heel shoes though 😀
Well these guys have kinda big feet and heels might not be the best choice for their foot ware. 🙂
Fantastic photos again, Phil. The Stilt is such a cutie, with those long pink legs. It looks like he was tiptoeing past Mr A. Very wise move. 🙂
I’m not sure this gangly legged guy ever saw an alligator before. Good for him it wasn’t a huge unwanted surprise! Yikes!
Thanks for looking Sylvia!
I’ve never seen a bird on stilts! And I am now envious as I’d die to have long, pink legs!
Who wouldn’t want long pink legs?!? They should in any case be available as an option right?
Thanks for checking out the Stilts!