More on the story of the Black-necked stilts that arrived here a while ago and nested. We have not had these stilts here for around 25 years and no one knows of them nesting here before. It has been amazing to watch the babies grow and change and how the parents care for them. On the first video below they are very tired, sleeping baby stilts catching some Zzzzzzzz's. The letter today for ABC is the end of this round "Z". The second video is better.
The baby stilts do sneak a peak at me now and then but basically I am ignored. I assure you I used a long lens and am on the road and did not disturb them. The parents were nearby but for some reason they never use the alarm call when I am there alone, they just looked up and went back to sleep! Remember that one that came and sat with me on the mud bank for so long....I must be the stilt whisperer. Anyway I don't like to cause any distress to any animal or bird just for the sake of a photo.
The first video is called sleepy as that is all they do! They snooze. It will be boring for those who see stilts every day. The next video is when they were wide Awake! and doing lots of funny things. They were zany and full of zest and zeal, some Z words for ABC meme. I just wanted some video to document them at this age as they grow into those long legs. They may not return next year and I may never see them again.
You can hear red tail hawks in the background and some farm noises and machinery and airplanes. I am sure I heard a young eagle also. There is a sora running around at my feet and some killdeer and swallows and ducks all around there. The second video has some swallows fly by as the baby wakes up and stretches and does his grooming.
As an afterthought I should have edited these videos and put in more awake parts but I am still in the learning process as this is second video. The next video they are awake. Videos are handheld or on monopod. Not so good yet.
Thank you to Mrs. Nesbitt for her ABC meme and to the other meme hosts this week.
The memes for this week are: ABC Wednesday the letter "z". Thank you to these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story. I may not remember to enter them all but I still list them as this is the quick way for me to do it.
Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
World Bird Wednesday
Nature Notes Wednesday
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