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Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes >> Family Charadriidae >> Genus Charadrius

Piping Plover (Unique ID: 721)
Piping Plover
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Species: Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Location: Fort De Soto Park, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/non-breeding     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: head only     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: October 15, 2006
Equipment: Canon EOS 30D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 1.9

Notes: It was a magical morning! Down on my belly in shallow water, the plovers began to ignore me...soon they were scurrying around just several feet away. This photograph is still a fairly extreme crop, but it showed so much detail that I had to share...


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