Piping Plover (5) (Near-threatened)
Jun 22 2014
Some beaches on the Lake Huron host this very rare plover. When they choose a spot to lay their eggs, the site gets fenced in and their eggs are protected with a cage, so that they can carry on their breeding business without being disturbed too much. In fact, they share beaches with humans in summer with apparently no concern! Here a female, notice the narrow blackish (not completely balck) band on the forehead.
Jul 1 2014

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