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Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

This Piping Plover was not foraging…it was getting defensive! However this was not towards us as it was actually in a territorial scuffle with another individual, a fully-grown juvenile Piping Plover. On those small and narrow beaches the proverbial lines in the sand sometimes remain post-breeding and are quite literal to them.

Piping Plover MFP 4