Sep 09 2010

Bird with a Headlamp

Published by at 7:30 am under Travel,Water and Shore


Plovers are one of my favorite shorebirds, partly because they’re easier to identify than peeps. 

This one is a semipalmated plover, distinguished by his single black belly band and black and white forehead.  Bobby Greene snapped this photo just as the bird was taking a step so you can even see the semi-palms between his toes that give him his name.

To me this plover is “The Bird with the Headlamp.”

Can you guess why?

(photo by Bobby Greene)

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  1. faith cornellon 09 Sep 2010 at 9:10 am

    I too read all your adventures & appreciate your generosity of sharing your vacation with us. Makes us want to be there & when we can’t makes us see our country more to appreciate what we have. Love all these birds.

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