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.

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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.

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