Friday, March 20, 2015

Birds in Water: Motion GIFs

Black-winged Stilts



They are called Himantopus himantopus by scientists.

Migratory visitors to the Ryukyu Islands, they sure brighten things up on a rainy day.

Black-winged Stilt, bird

A little cloud burst opened, while I was out shooting the cameras.

Rather than, run for cover (like some sane person) I decided to see what the birds would do.

Himantopus himantopus, feeding, rain, water

Just in case, you were wondering what they call these birds in French, I got it for you:

Echasse blanche

Learn more about the species at ARKive


Ana O'Reilly said...

These little birdies didn't mind the rain!

RyukyuMike said...

Ana, Luckily, it didn't last long so, I enjoyed it, too !

Unknown said...

You should carry some shampoo with you:) Great work:)

RyukyuMike said...

J.R. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Will see if, I can swipe some of the little lady's shampoo. For some strange reason, her hair never turns grey !