Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

This plover was on its way north to its tundra breeding grounds. A little over a week ago, it and a couple of others had made a short stopover at a small pond where my husband and I look for shore birds this time of year.

 OOPS! I think it spotted me!
 
Perhaps you prefer this view?

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41 comments:

Revrunner said...

A drive-by in the comment above and a short layover for the plover. ;-)

bettyl-NZ said...

Lovely bird that you spotted!

William Kendall said...

It definitely saw you! A beautiful bird.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm sure it was mumbling about cheeky photographers as it huffed away.

Thank you for your kindness.

thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic shot, I am jealous haven't seen one of those yet. I think they are shy.

Malyss said...

You always tak fabulous birds pictures !

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely and well photographed.

Rose said...

Such a sweet little bird..

Linda W. said...

Great photos of the plover!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute!

see you there! said...

Great bird shots. So if this is a "semi" palmated is there a totally palmated? Do you sense my lack of bird knowledge?

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

What a dandy poser. MB

Sandra said...

I prefer ALL THREE poses.. he is precious.

Stephanie said...

Great captures!

Gail Dixon said...

I love them all. Such a pretty bird.

RedPat said...

Nice catch, EG! I love the pedal car from yesterday too!

Halcyon said...

What a pretty little visitor!

Halcyon said...

What a pretty little visitor!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful shot of a pretty bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

Cute little birds with a fun personality:) Run stop run....stop.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! You have wonderful pictures of this bird.

cieldequimper said...

Pretty bird, love the white and the orange beak!

Lisa Gordon said...

He sure is a cute little one!

Lowell said...

I think you have a way with birds! Such fine photos! At first I thought you were writing about a sublimated plover and I was really anxious to find out what that was. Now, I've got to find out what the heck "semipalmated" means. I wonder if has anything to do with cheating at cards?

Stuart said...

The detail in these shots is stunning ! Love 'em !

Shammickite said...

Another lovely bird portrait. Do you have a lot of bird books so that you and identify the birds you see?

Michelle said...

It looks a bit miffed! lol

eileeninmd said...

The PLovers are cuties! Great shots! Have a happy week!

Susan said...

Great shots - I like the poses :D)

Linda said...

Love the second shot! The bird has an attitude!

Indrani said...

Wow! Looks lovely.
I like the startled look.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful shots, what an attractive looking bird!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great find and very well photographed.

Roan said...

Very nice shots. Those darn critters are always showing me their backsides. I have a ton of moon shots. lol

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful images of the little plover. :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Great shots...such a pretty bird! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Gorgeous captures, thanks.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely shots of this cute bird.

Viola said...

Beautiful bird and photos you have to be proud of! :)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, Semipalmated Plover on its way north to its tundra!!! What a BEAUTIFUL birdie and sweet captures, EG♡♡♡

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Marie said...

Great shots! Glad you were there as they went through.

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