Plover Encounter

March 31, 2008

On Sunday morning I stood in a very cold north wind as several Piping Plovers worked over low tide sand flats seeking marine worms.  These birds are threatened with extinction and, while they are frequent visitors to Delaware, they are seldom seen close up.  I was fortunate to have a very close encounter with these distinctly colored tiny birds.  I have posted 6 photographs of the 300+ I took that morning because of the uniqueness of the encounter.  

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Cloud Burst
Anolis carolinensis
Impending Squall

    6 Comments

  • Eli April 2, 2008
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    These are great. I especially like the third one down. You know, I’ve never actually seen a piping plover.

  • Jody Hudson April 4, 2008
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    I always wondered what one of these buggers looked like. Thanks for the great photography Tony!

  • Tony Pratt April 4, 2008
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    Jody, Thanks for looking at my site and thanks for the nice comment.
    Tony

  • Tony Pratt September 22, 2008
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    Tony Pratt said, Man i don’t know how this is possible, but we have the same name

  • Tony Pratt September 22, 2008
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    So if we met do you think you could take me on a trip with you to take some more awesome pictures?

  • Barbara B. June 22, 2010
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    First look at a Piping Plover. I think I’m in love!

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