Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) - 23Mar2016

The Wilson's Plover ranges from the eastern seaboard in the USA to Brazil.  However, it is a bird near and dear to any Carolinian that lives on the coast.  They are much more bold than their Semi-palmated cousins and hang out on the upper parts of the beach sometimes in wheel ruts.  The large bill makes it an easy ID.  On the Fort Fisher Spit in the summer they are a common sight.  That is where this one was found.

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