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Black-Necked Stilt Laying Egg
Photo By Ed Mattis

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Photographer: Ed Mattis

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  • Title: Black-Necked Stilt Laying Egg
  • State/Province/Region (required): Florida
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Area: Green Cay Wetlands
  • Nearest Town: Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Description: As I observed a Black-necked Stilt standing on a nest with one egg the bird started and stopped squatting several times. Finally the Stilt went all the way down, when it stood up there were two eggs with one shinny and wet. A minute later a Male Stilt came to the nest and the birds admired the eggs together.
  • Brief Directions: The Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center are located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, which is in suburban Boynton Beach on the east side of Hagen Ranch Road, between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
  • Best Season: Winter
  • Gear: Pentax K5 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG APO HSM lens

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