Thursday, December 28, 2017

Piping Plover (Charadruis melodus) - 23Dec2016

Description from the Cornell website: "Little round Piping Plovers hide in plain sight on sandy ocean and lake shores, blending right in with their sandy gray backs. It's not until they scurry down the sand on their orange legs that you're likely to spot these big-eyed shorebirds with a sharp black collar and an orange bill. They nest in soft sand away from the water's edge along the Atlantic Coast, Great Plains, and Great Lakes. They are endangered due to habitat loss, disturbance, and predation."

This particular bird was on Wrightsville Beach, NC.

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