- August 31, 2004 - Antelope Island,
County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
9.5 WS 21, Short orangy legs, Rounded dark patch on breast, pale
throat, non-breeding has dark with rusty edges on back and wing
feathers, short, pointed bill. In breeding has a calico pattern.
this bird from
the car to find it's favorite place which was just before the weather
on the South side of the Causeway. When the Stilts and Swallows
it into flying West down the beach, I sneaked down and sat on a year's
worth of bird droppings by some weeds surrounded by Orb Weaver Spiders
on huge webs and waited. After about 10 minutes the bird
back and landed but was between me and the sun making the exposure
"Best laid plans of Mice and Men (women)". I was able to take
photos before the Swallows swooped over it's head, the Stilts scolded
off it went.