20 February 2014

Black-winged Stilt

there is a single Black-winged Stilt by the edge there near centre of photo (a little white dot for now)

a migratory wader



another area, near the bird-hide, Black-winged Stilts with Red-necked Avocets


Fact-sheet on the Black-winged Stilt from Birds in Backyards
Location: Sydney Olympic Park

26 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I can see how it came by its name! Lovely long legs and great photos too.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love those legs. wink. wink. ( :

diane b said...

I like those red heads. Happy Birthday same day as TOH's.

Jeanne said...

These are both such interesting birds! I have to look through my photos from my birding adventure, but I think that I also have some photos of red necked avocets. I think these wading birds are so interesting! Love your shots!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful! Wish we had the Red-necked Avocets here. They're a very striking bird. We have American Avocets...actually I posted one today from my archives. We do get the Black-necked Stilts here. They're marked differently than your Stilts.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful and graceful!

Bob Bushell said...

Great birding Carole, you shot the Stilts and Avocets, beautiful.

Gordon said...

Wow, they are amazing shots, two very beautiful birds, I love them both.
All the best Gordon.

Andrea said...

Wow, black wings and pink legs ... it's like Art Deco. Nature knows no bounds. Beautiful post ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great shots. I remain impressed with the zoom ability of your camera and your rock steady hands.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Is t your birthday? If it is, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love the last shots. Wonderful to see these birds

Ida said...

What a cool bird. Those long legs fascinate me.

David Gascoigne said...

Really nice shots of two related species.

Carole M. said...

:) Margaret, yes 20th was my 67th birthday

EG CameraGirl said...

There's something very distinguished looking about these birds, as if they are wearing formal clothes for a black-tie affair.

Merlesworld said...

Longest legs on a small bird I've ever seen.
Merle.........

eileeninmd said...

Both the Stilt and the Avocets are beautiful birds. Your photos are wonderful Carole!

Carol Mattingly said...

Happy Birthday Carole. Finally added you to my blog lousy. Love these images.

Carole M. said...

thanks for your birthday wishes Carol

Linda said...

Lovely photos, and your header is stunning.

Brian King said...

What a beautifully marked bird! Very handsome!

Dianne said...

Oh to have legs that long! beautiful stilts.

Synnöve Schneider said...

This is a wonderful single bird. Great captchured !
Best regards, Synnöve

Wally Jones said...

Splendid photographs, Carole!
Aren't the Stilts and Avocets handsome! So dainty looking.

Have a good weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, both the stilt and the red necked avocet are beautiful birds

Stewart M said...

Great birds - these are not easy to get close to either!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne