Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Plover kind of day

A visit to the east end of the island and the lighthouse area - a nice way to start the day and thanks to Lisa from Michigan and her great company - which made it a great birding morning.
As typical birder - we were up by the crack of dawn and made it to the beach before the sunrise....I think it's going to be a great day.

The Brown Pelican is just getting going too....slowly waking up and getting right down to!

The Plovers were quite alert...

The Piping Plover was holding his ground....

both Snowy Plovers seem to want to negotiate space - we observed them get acquainted.

The Piping Plover was ready to start the day....

and off he went chasing small, run, run....stop.

A slightly bigger Plover - the Black-bellied Plover.

His belly will be black come summer time.

The Piping Plover is still going, and going, and going.

Time to get a drink and rest.

When he returns to the vegetation/rack line, it becomes a lot more difficult to locate it since it blends so well with its environment.

A couple of flocks landed - Sanderling, Black-bellied Plovers and a few Ruddy Turnstone.

" at last....away from folks and dogs.

Black-bellied Plovers - look at the black starting to appear on their belly.

 "Stay tuned to my summer transformation."

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