Black Necked Stilt


I came across this pair of stilts with two juveniles at Lake Parker in Lakeland, FL.






As I approached the male (I think) started his Keek-Keek-Keek call and tried to entice me away from the kids.






Here is one of the juveniles.



As I kept getting closer to photograph his chicks  he started to swoop over my head

sometimes just a few feet away.







The black stilt is considered to be a threatened species.

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