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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scalloped

A few days ago, I watched some young shorebirds feeding in the wrack line:


Semipalmated Plover in the foreground.
(If you're curious, those are Western Sandpipers in the background).


Below is a closer view of a Semipalmated Plover.  Click on the picture for a larger version.  Look for the nice white edges to the feathers.  This "scalloped" appearance is a telltale sign of a juvenile bird.



Although I'll always love seeing shorebirds up close, my other favorite view is when they're well camouflaged.  The plover in the image below is a perfect match for the dried seaweed, sand, and shells.


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