Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Black-Winged Stilt

Long thin legs and its slender bill, give this wader its graceful walk. I had gone to a flooded salt pan at Vasai last year, to photograph Flamingos; there I saw this solitary Stilit. Doing what it does best- probing into the muddy bottom for worms or molluscs (probably field snails). The bird is a weak flier and looks pretty cumbersome in flight, with its neck extended and the red legs training beyond the tail. 
These photographs were my attempt to get both the bird and its reflection in sharp focus.

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