More baby black necked stilts

The first family I found back in mid-May was still in the pond by the front entrance to the waste plant. This was taken a few days later. The baby was just a little bit bigger. All of these pictures were taken from the car window. I didn’t want to get out and spook the stilts.

I found a 2nd family across the street. This baby is only a few days old. It was so tiny. These were taken with my 400mm and extremely cropped.

The tiny baby had a sibling that was hiding in the weeds.

The parent was doing the broken wing display even though I was sitting in the car. They fly away from the baby and act hurt to try to distract the predator away from the baby. I did not stay long here at all, only a few minutes.

Another adult was feeding at a different part of the ditch. There seems to be more stilts here this summer than in the past. Maybe, the ones being born here keep coming back.

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9 thoughts on “More baby black necked stilts

  1. Baby anythings are cute, but these little fellas are adorable. Isn’t it wonderful how the parents try to distract predators from their young, even when you’re a non-predator sitting in a car? Instinct is a great thing.

  2. Oh, I want to take them home and play with them. So cute … nature is so tempting. The Killdeer use the same distracting technique and are very similar to the Stilts … I am guessing, if I were to look into it, I would find they are related. Fun pictures … love your blog, as always.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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