Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Elegance of the Black-necked Stilt

Look how close he is!
I can see his red eye with the white eye ring.
See those long thin red legs?
He looks like he is dressed in his best tuxedo
White throat and belly with that contrast of black

Carefully picking his way through the shallow water
Looking for food with his long, thin, straight black bill.
He pecks and plunges his head into the water
To capture fish and beetles and tadpoles.
Ah! The simplicity and elegance of nature!

Linda Britt

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Elegance of the Black-necked Stilt

Look how close he is!
I can see his red eye with the white eye ring.
See those long thin red legs?
He looks like he is dressed in his best tuxedo
White throat and belly with that contrast of black

Carefully picking his way through the shallow water
Looking for food with his long, thin, straight black bill.
He pecks and plunges his head into the water
To capture fish and beetles and tadpoles.
Ah! The simplicity and elegance of nature!

Linda Britt