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Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) on Morro Strand State Beach | by mikebaird
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Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) on Morro Strand State Beach

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) (bird) on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA, 08 April 2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, bairdphotos.com. Shot w/ a Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600 mm f/4.0 IS lens w/ 12mm extension tube (for closer focus), mounted on a panning groundpod just inches off the surface of the sand, and using a Canon Angle Finder C for Canon EOS SLR Cameras. Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated, Plover,Charadrius semipalmatus, Charadrius, semipalmatus,bird,morrostrand

 

Behavior note: sand on beak from feeding in the sand.

 

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© 2008 Michael L. Baird

 

18 Dec 2012, Getty Images requested to represent this image but wanted a higher resolution version so I uploaded this version that is not so tightly cropped as before.

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Taken on April 8, 2008