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Black Bellied Plover

Captured at the seashore Merritt Island. These plovers would be awesome to capture in breeding plumage, however they breed in the Arctic. There were a couple running around the beach. A first for me.

 

On Friday we decided to relax and pack getting ready for the long drive home - we were both tired from the drive down and the long hours driving and walking around Florida all week. We also thought it would be nice to see some of the town during daylight hours. Manservant was outside the front and ran (more like a quick hobble) in the house yelling for me to get my camera - I asked which one - he said the big lens - so I threw on the 500 and out I went. I was still in my pj's but thought it must be something really good if he's telling me to go out front in my pjamas. Manservant points across the street and two houses up - and said "Check out that bobcat". I was duly impressed and started using his shoulder as a tripod - I had the 500 on and wasn't getting any great shots and the bobcat wasn't moving - he was eating something on the sidewalk. Manservant went in to get my tripod and then I slowly and quietly moved toward the bobcat in my pj's while the neighbor looked at me like I was crazy. The tripod was at it's lowest position so I set everything up while the bobcat continued to eat - I knelt down in the middle of the road and looked through the viewfinder - and I was looking right into the eyes of a domesticated cat. HA! Manservant wants you to know it was a really LARGE cat!! Unfortunately no REAL bobcat sightings.

 

Corinne - just pretend you don't know us when you go back in February :+))

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Taken on December 8, 2011