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Old Jul 14, 2008, 3:46 PM   #11
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Nice shots of the stilts!




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Old Jul 14, 2008, 5:15 PM   #12
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Thanks Hung and Timinator for looking and commenting.

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beautiful shots penolta. were these shot at bolsa chica? did you hear that some dumbass photographer got too close to a killdeer nest there this weekend and scared off the parents. 2 unhatched eggs were abandoned!

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Yes- Bolsa chica. It is thoughtless people like that which give photographers a bad name.
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 12:44 AM   #13
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Magical shots of the subject Pen, I'd love to have seen these same shots at a slightly lower angle, but "as is" is also excellent!
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 11:24 AM   #14
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Magical shots of the subject Pen, I'd love to have seen these same shots at a slightly lower angle, but "as is" is also excellent!
I would have, too, but refuge rules forbid climbing down off the boardwalk (which would also have run off the bird) - leaning over the railing was the best I could do. Thanks for looking and commenting, Norm.
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Lovely photos penolta. I really like #2....cheers...Don
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Old Aug 4, 2008, 4:24 PM   #16
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Thanks, Don. I think that Stilts, along with their Avocet relatives, are among the most photogenic of shorebirds.
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Excellent example of the survival of the fittest. The long beak (bill, you say?) lets it reach layers where few other species actively search for food. At what depth is it most successful?

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The long beak (bill, you say?) lets it reach layers where few other species actively search for food. At what depth is it most successful?
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It can feed on the land or water surface or the bottom while wading. The long legs and neck allow it an extended vertical range for foraging.
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