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Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: Lotti Sidwell (hippoduck) (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-14
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 13:27
Viewed: 3048
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Black-necked Stilt, taken at the Logan Wetlands.

The Black-necked Stilt forages by probing and gleaning primarily in mudflats and lakeshores, but also in very shallow waters near shores; it seeks out a range of aquatic invertebrates mainly crustaceans and other arthropods, and mollusks and small fish, tadpoles and very rarely plant seeds. Its mainstay food varies according to availability; inland birds usually feed mainly on aquatic insects and their larvae, while coastal populations mostly eat other aquatic invertebrates. For feeding areas they prefer coastal estuaries, salt ponds, lakeshores, alkali flats and even flooded fields. For roosting and resting needs, this bird selects alkali flats (even flooded ones), lake shores, and islands surrounded by shallow water.

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Hi Lotti,

a good shot especially as birds on the wing are difficult to capture. Good sharpness and detail, great background colour of the sky, pitty the bird was not closer, otherwise well done.

TFS

Carl

Hello Lotti,
Nice capture of a lovely bird in flight. Good sharpness and details.
Excellent blue sky.
Marius.

Hello Lotti,
A nice capture of bird in flight.Composition & focus could be better.I hope you don't mind .

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