20130118 Mountain Plover aka Prairie Ghosts
Mountain Plover, aka Prairie Ghosts, are one of the most sought after species here in the Imperial Valley. Over 5,000, a significant portion of their 20,000 or so world poulation, spend the winter here. They are very particular in habitat choices and these few photos illistrate one of those preferences. In the last photos, note that the field on the left had several hundred Mountain Plover in it while the field on the right had ZERO Mountain Plover!
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