Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a close relative of the American Avocet. It is common in the western U.S. Very long legs are bubblegum pink in breeding plumage; eyes are a deep red. Parent "collects" precocious young under wings for warmth and protection. Pair performs delicate "dance" after mating. All images made at Gilbert Water Ranch
BN Stilt 084B

BNST 084

Black-necked Stilt 0220A-720

BNST 220

BN Stilt 449NPN

BNST 449

BN Stilt 631NPN

BNST 631

Black-necked Stilt 0640A-720

BNST 640

BN Stilt 642NPN

BNST 642

Black-necked Stilt 739NPN

BNST 739

Black-necked Stilt 795NPN

BNST 795

Black-necked Stilt 800NPN

BNST 800

Black-necked Stilt 822NPN

BNST 822

Black-necked Stilt 919RNPN

BNST 919

Black-necked Stilt 926NPN

BNST 926

Black-necked Stilt 938NPN

BNST 938

Black-necked Stilt 0993NPN

BNST 993

Black-necked Stilt 1040NPN

BNST 1040

Black-necked Stilt 1083A-720

BNST 1083