A difficult quiz, no doubt.  Harder than the last quiz.

I thought that the clue I made up would give it away.  Alas!  “What is black and white and red all under?”  Clearly not the riddle of my youth “what is black and white and red (read) all over?”.  The answers in elementary school were a newspaper and a blushing zebra.

Jory … enough reminiscing!  Wake up!  Back to the present.

Drum roll please.

The answer is one of my favorite birds.  All it takes is a quick glance and you can identify it in a moment.  Nothing else looks quite like a BLACK-NECKED STILT.

Quotes this week from Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion and The Shorebird Guide, O’Brien, Crossley and Karlson.

Thanks for all who participated.

Written by Jory
Jory's first field guide-identified bird was a Northern Cardinal. This turned out to be his gateway drug into birding. In 2007 Jory became the least accomplished birder to see 300 birds in New York State in one year. He has birded the world over but maintains his birding "beginner mind", of which he is inordinately proud. Just ask him. Jory is the 10,000 Birds Avian Quizmaster, coming up with ever more diabolical ways to stump his legion of devoted fans. He lives with his wife and the possessions of his children just outside of Albany NY.