Black-necked Stilts at Pt. Mouillee
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Thu May 20 11:35:33 EDT 2004
Two black-necked stilts were present at the southwest corner of the Bloody
Run Unit Thursday morning from 6:30-9:30 AM. One bird was apparently
incubating, though I did not stay long enough or attempt to approach closely
enough to see the eggs. The mate engaged in decoying behavior to direct my
attention away from the bird sitting motionless against the ground in
scraggly dead vegetation at the edge of a small pond of water.
The location is best accessed from the Mouillee Creek parking lot. Proceed
past the pumping station toward the Long Pond Unit. Stay on the left most of
the parallel dike roads. Turn left at the Red and White "Bloody Run Unit"
sign just before reaching Long Pond. The birds were about 100 yards to the
northwest along the Bloody Run Unit's boundary dike and ditch.
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