Plover Lover

 

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This semipalmiated plover was one of many skittering around yesterday. They’re small—between the size of a sparrow and a robin—and camouflaged in a muddy rocky area. But they can be seen as they run around, which is often, and when they fly they have distinctive striped markings on their wings. The one complete band around their neck distinguishes them from some other similar-looking birds.

Marine Park Salt Marsh

Brooklyn, New York

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Yellowlegs ( a new one for me)

Greater Yellowlegs or Lesser Yellowlegs? I don’t know.

“At first glance, the two species of yellowlegs look identical except for size, as if they were put on earth only to confuse birdwatchers.” Audubon Guide to North American Birds

Marine Park Salt Marsh

Brooklyn, New York