One of our local parks has several pairs of Black Necked Stilts that nested and are in the process of raising the chicks on the eastern lake. Due to the lack of rain in SoCal so far this year, the lake is drying faster than usual but that presented me the opportunity to trudge through the mud behind a large reed bank to observe a pair of Stilt chicks and the parents foraging. I also discovered where the mud is less stable, after sinking nearly up to my knees.
Fantastic shot! Love that little cluster of legs.