Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Monday, 8 May 2017

Black-winged Stilt...

This gorgeous male Black-winged Stilt is currently gracing West Moor near Hambridge on the Somerset Levels and I managed to get out to see it today with Dave Helliar. They don't turn up this close to home too often and I always try to see them if I can, such graceful, beautiful birds - one of my favourites for sure! It certainly performed well and for most of the time it was just four of us there watching it, a private show! Exceptionally tame bird too, it didn't seemed to be bothered by people close by.

Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt, male, West Moor: R. Harris
Black-winged Stilt: Dave Helliar
Black-winged Stilt, wing-stretching: Dave Helliar


Despite the heat haze I managed a little bit of video too for good measure - just look at those legs!

Black-winged Stilt: R. Harris

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