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Secret life of birds: Black-necked Stilt lays an egg

Black-necked Stilt ©2013 Ed Mattis

Since we launched the new and improved in late May, Ed Mattis of Coral Springs, Florida, aka snooked, has posted delightful, exceptional photos to our galleries of curious Burrowing Owls, mating Red-shouldered Hawks, fighting Purple Gallinules, a stunning Painted Bunting, and many more.

One of his most surprising images, above, shows a female Black-necked Stilt at the moment she lays an egg. Ed shot the photo on May 10, 2013, and we featured it on page 11 in “Birding Briefs” in our August 2013 issue.

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