[Mystery bird] Newly hatched Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 June 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.
Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.
Newly-hatched baby birds of this mystery bird species have a remarkable ability, can you tell me what that is?
Newborn Black-necked Stilts are so precocial as youngsters that they have been seen swimming within two hours of hatching.
"Like father, like son."
Field mark involves the bill, but not until much more mature.
Don't click here if you want to continue to play, but it will prove me right later, I hope.
Those cute blue legs are a giveaway ...
They're so cute ...
I don't think it's Avocet. I think this may be the other long-legged one.