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Snowy Plover

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I think this is a "coastal western snowy plover" which apparently differs from an "inland western snowy plover". I found him in a protected habitat for them, Oso Flaco Lake dune preserve. The banding on one leg tells when the bird hatched and if known a # is added which indicates its hatching order in the brood - color indicates brood. The other leg is for adults.
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Michelle Alton
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    I'm amazed at all of his jewelry! Beautiful capture and presentation, Nikki. I'm also awed by your knowledge of the bands!


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1/22/2013 5:00:25 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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He is beautiful, Nikki! A beautiful capture!


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1/22/2013 5:55:26 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture Nikki!


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1/22/2013 7:08:55 AM

 
Mary  L. Olson
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Thanks for the information on the bands, Nikki. I believe that knowing the subject informs our photography, if that makes any sense. In any case this is a lovely image with beautiful subtle grays and browns.

Mary Lou


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1/22/2013 9:57:23 AM

 
David Phalen
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Beautiful capture with excellent info!!


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1/22/2013 12:43:52 PM

 
Joy Rector
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excellent capture


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1/23/2013 4:57:06 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Such fine detail in this lovely little bird!


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1/23/2013 8:46:12 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A beautiful bird and image Nikki. I like your use of selective focus!


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1/23/2013 3:50:24 PM

 
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