Saturday, June 18, 2022

June 18, 2022

I am known as a Black-necked Stilt
If I'm nesting, you best stay away
I'm territorial and if you get too close, 
You'll witness my Popcorn* Display!

* To quote the linked article: "Predators, and humans, that happen near nesting stilts soon learn that they are not welcome: any birds that are not incubating often fly around or even form a ring around the predator, calling loudly as they leap up and down, flapping their wings (called a “Popcorn Display” by researchers)."

Location: Lakeside STA


Photo and text © 2022 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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