Posts from the Past – Shorebirds

I may be traveling again so because I am short on time to do up posts that will publish while I am away I thought I would do a sort of “throwback” to old posts that some of you might not have seen.

Today I am focusing on older posts that have shorebirds in them starting with Black-bellied Plovers:

Black-bellied Plover in habitat

 

Black-bellied Plover in beach habitat

This Black-bellied Plover was standing on a dunelet that wasn’t much higher than the sand around it that had sparse short grasses which I found appealing.

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Dunlins:

Dunlin in breeding plumage

 

Dunlins in breeding and nonbreeding plumage

Dunlins exhibit a vast difference between nonbreeding and breeding plumage, so different that a novice birder might mistakenly believe that they were two different species.

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Piping Plovers:

Piping Plover on the beach

 

Piping Plovers

Piping Plovers are small, sparrow sized shorebirds that are endangered and threatened in most of their range primarily due to human disturbance on their nesting grounds.

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Greater Yellowlegs:

Resting Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanolueca)

 

Greater Yellowlegs

I photographed this group of Greater Yellowlegs by kneeling in the water, bending forward and placing my elbows on the lagoon bottom to brace my arms and use them to steady my camera and lens.

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I hope that you enjoy these shorebird posts from the past.

Mia

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