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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Brown-backed Black-necked Stilt (originally posted in the Pentax forum, but I don't think many from this forum saw them and I thought some here might like to see this plumage). This actuallyis either animmature or anadult female rather than a juvenile, which would have the brown feathers edged with a lighter shade. The dark brown in the adult fremale is usually not so obvious in the field as it is close up in this lighting, in which it is clearly different from the black-backed adult male.

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These are excellent. We have many Black-necked stilts up here but I have never seen these juveniles before. Thanks for sharing them here.


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Excellent shots penolta!! We don't see this variety of shore bird up our way. Another version of the yellowlegs that frequent our area?....cheers....Don
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These are excellent. We have many Black-necked stilts up here but I have never seen these juveniles before. Thanks for sharing them here.
Steve, see the revised description in the first panel - I should have used "immature" rather then "juvenile" in the title. The terms are often carelessly used interchangably, and I should have been more careful.
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Awesome photos.
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Very nice exposure on the Stilts, penolta. Colors are great. Theyalways look sleepy:-)
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Thanks Flutelady and VP.

I never thought about them loking sleepy, VP-- I guess the white spot over the eye makes the eyelid look droopy (actually, birdsraise the lower eyelid rather than lowering the upper one, but it does look that way)! :roll:
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Excellent color and contrast on some sharp images.

Very nice.

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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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