Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus)


One of the most beautiful and graceful of the shorebirds is the Black-necked Stilt.  They are tall and slender, measuring about 14 inches, with unique black and white plumage and long, seemingly spindly, red legs.  They feed in shallow, marshy, and sometime muddy water.  These pictures were taken this morning at O. C. Fisher Reservoir at San Angelo State Park.

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilts