Thursday, August 04, 2005

American Golden Plover has to be considered one of the most striking of shorebirds. I found this one on Anvil Mt. just a few miles north of Nome, Alaska, on June 13. The bird was watching me so intently, and was so determined not to leave this boggy patch of tundra, that I was sure there was a nest nearby. But the coloration of the mate that was probably covering the eggs would have made it a very challenging search.


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