A pair of Black-necked Stilts had been tending to a nest over the past month at the Viera Wetlands. Last week all four eggs hatched! She was still sitting on the fourth egg the one morning I was there, but it hatched soon after. They are on the other side of the pond, so these images are very heavily cropped.
|Mama Black-necked Stilt & 2 of her chicks|
The next day I went back and didn't see any of the chicks. A little while later, I saw this adult Stilt with a few extra legs!
There are several Mottled Ducks and Mottled families around the wetlands right now.
...as was this White Ibis!
There are so many species of dragonflies and butterflies every where!