"Of Course I Love You!"

Martin Smart

Nanaimo, Canada

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Featured in “Wild Nature Photography & Writing” May 2010
Featured in “The Birds” May 2010
Featured in “Sets of Two” June 2010

Taken only 26 seconds after Courtship Behaviour the “getting to know you” period for a pair of Black-winged Stilt comes to an abrupt end as they proceed to mate!

Their breeding habitat is typically marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. These birds pick up their food from sand or water and mainly eat insects and crustaceans.

The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water and the birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with Avocets. This pair was photographed at the Kalloni Salt Pans on the Greek Island of Lesvos (Lesbos).

Canon 20D
1/800sec f8 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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