August 25, 2013

Beach comber

Beach comber by ricmcarthur
Beach comber, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
While out on a release of turtle hatchlings this semipalmated plover came near the boat.
It was chasing another semipalmated and appeared agitated for some reason.
Shorebird migration is underway and we are hoping to get more species in the next few weeks.

Scientific stuff
Charadrius semipalmatus
Small shorebird.
Legs moderately long.
Neck short.
Back brown.
Underparts white with one thick black or brown band on chest.
Legs yellowish.
Photo taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

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