The Black-necked Stilt – a striking black and white shorebird with long red legs
These photos were taken last year in April as we headed toward Colorado. We stayed at Bottomless Lakes State Park in New Mexico and drove to Bitter Lakes National Wildlife from the campground. I previously posted a few photos from this area last year, but none of the Stilt. This year we cut our trip back to Colorado about three weeks short, so we didn’t get to stop in New Mexico.
Black-necked Stilts like shallow still bodies of water with muddy bottoms and grassy shorelines.
I watched this beauty as she headed for the shoreline looking for food until she flew away.