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Snowy Plover
  Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover
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!

1/22/2013 5:00:25 AM

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

1/22/2013 5:55:26 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture Nikki!

1/22/2013 7:08:55 AM

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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

1/22/2013 9:57:23 AM

David Phalen
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Beautiful capture with excellent info!!

1/22/2013 12:43:52 PM

Joy Rector
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excellent capture

1/23/2013 4:57:06 AM

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

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!

1/23/2013 3:50:24 PM

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