I would not blame you for doubting that I saw 40 new species on my latest trip out west. It will take me a while to prove my claim at this rate, anyway! But I couldn't resist showing off some of my all time favorite (yet never before seen) species - especially since the photos came out pretty good. This is a bird I love more now than I did before: a Black-necked Stilt!
How about Stilts and Avocets together? How about a dream come true!
I'm in love. Aren't you? That image defines sheer avian perfection in my book!
Not such a perfect image, but a stunningly beautiful bird, wouldn't you agree! And I have so much more to show! I'm sure you are all perched on the very edge of your seats . . . with good reason! Don't worry - you won't have too long to wait!