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Offline Kinderchick

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 18:38 »
Very long legs & as bcbird has said very nimble on their legs at such an early age! :D

And here's an interesting video of a Spoon-billed Sandpiper hatch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Mmd70n36w


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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 13:05 »
What a great job they are doing gobbling up those ants.

They are very nimble on their legs already, no faceplant stage, apparently! 

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 10:26 »
Baby Spoon-Billed Sandpipers Are a Spoonful of Cute

Here's a video of some adorable Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks recently hatched at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, UK. The chicks are a part of a conservation breeding mission designed to keep the Spoon-billed Sandpiper from immediate extinction. This particular group of chicks are only the second flock to ever be bred in captivity. Four more eggs are expected to hatch in the next few days, bringing the total number of birds in the flock to thirty.

Baby Spoon-Billed Sandpipers (has audio)

For more information on these critically endangered birds, visit the WWT or Zooborns.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 15:36 »
Video: Black-necked Stilts
Cornell University / Cornell Bird Lab


Neat video that shows an amazing adaptation to confuse one of their predators - Northern Harriers.

Video: Through the Lens: Black-necked Stilt

Compared to their body size, Black-necked Stilts have the longest legs of any bird! Lab photographer Gerrit Vyn shares a remarkable flock of stilts he filmed in Louisiana at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Reserve.