I’m working on a blog update, but it’s been slower going than I expected. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser photo of some really cute Black-necked Stilt chicks! Like ducks, geese and cranes (among others), stilt chicks are precocial. They hatched with down, open eyes, and could leave the nest within a couple of days to forage with their parents (who they will rely on for protection and learning through the summer). In fact, stilt chicks have been observed swimming within hours of hatching!