Tuesday, May 12, 2015

April Showers bring May Migrants

Today's featured bird was one that got lost a few miles from Atlanta's Airport.  A Black-Necked Stilt showed up in a swallow pond at the Huie Ponds.  I'd seen them before in Texas and Delaware, but Black Neck Stilts are awesome birds so I didn't want to miss the chance to see one.  This one was gorgeous and hung out with some meadow flowers.  Not typically a breeding area for them, this one probably overshot his flight or managed to find a new stopover somewhere.  Its hard to say what brought him here, but as with most migrants, the important thing is to enjoy it before returns home!

What's your favorite migrant of the year?




Black-Necked Silt @ All About Birds - Link here

Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here

7 comments:

  1. Beautifully graphic black and white bird posed amongst the colorful flowers!

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  2. The Black necked Stilt is so cute, wonderful photos..

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  3. They rarely come my way and when they do, the local bird lists go crazy.

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  4. A beautiful bird, gorgeous setting and lovely reflection.

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  5. What a great looking bird. I'm very jealous.

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  6. I love that they are hiding out among the yellow flowers. Good spotting.

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  7. He's misplaced in a beautiful spot! Great pictures.

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