when you have an itch…
it is good to have long legs.
A Black Necked Stilt. I love the bubble gum color legs.
They can usually be found easily from the “eeep eeep eeep” noise they make.
They can be impressively aggressive when nesting. I saw one take on three Sandhill Cranes that had strayed too close to the nest. It continued to “dive bomb” the cranes until they moved along. Here is a not-very-good photo of the event. Because of the perspective of the telephoto lens the Stilt looks larger than it really is.