They were a fair way away but, suddenly, a hundred or so took to the wing and flew across the lagoon and landed just in front of me. 500mm was too long!!
They didn't stay too long and flew back to the pelicans about 100 metres over on the other side.
In this image [below] the lonely Black-winged Stilts are on the right. They are the ones with the black back on their necks. The Banded Stilts have an all-white neck [and the band across the chest, of course].
Here is an image of BWS from a few weeks ago at Heart Hall Road to the east of the Sale RAAF base.
An individual. At Alice Springs Water Treatment Plant = Sewage Works = Poo Ponds!