One unexpected bird I found at Myakka River State Park (Florida) was the Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus). These large shorebirds have distinctively long, thin legs and needlelike bills. Awesome birds that I don’t get to see very often:
Photo Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/8
- Shutter 1/320 sec. – 1/400 sec.