Black-necked Stilts

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A few weeks ago, I heard a couple of birders discussing that the Black-necked Stilts would soon be arriving in March.  I remembered where I saw them last March and started watching that location for them since.

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Black-necked Stilts and Great Blue Heron

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Sure enough, I saw them the first week of March, right at the same wetlands location at Big Cypress Preserve as last year.  I’ve seen them a few days since.

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Black-necked Stilts

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The Stilts species have the second-longest legs in proportion to their bodies of any bird (Flamingos rank first).

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Black-necked Stilts

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Black-necked Stilts can actually swim if necessary with their partially webbed toes and long wings.

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Black-necked Stilt (female)

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Black-necked Stilts

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Black-necked Stilt and Blue-winged Teal

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Black-necked Stilt and Yellowlegs

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Black-necked Stilts certainly are elegant with that stark black and white contrast and those long, rosy-pink legs!

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