Tag Archives: Plover

Plovers in the Air

Birds flying in tight flocks fascinate me, leaving me wondering how they communicate that synchronized take off, flight and landing. And of course I have to try to photograph them at it.

Flying Plovers
Flying Plovers

I saw this flock take off from a mud flat then make a quick u-turn.

Flying Plovers
Flying Plovers

They looped around the pond a few times then landed pretty much where they started.

Flock of Plovers Coming in for Landing
Flock of Plovers Coming in for Landing

Plover at Sunset

The Merlin Bird ID App says this is most likely a Black-bellied Plover, or possibly an American Golden Plover. South Carolina is well within the winter migration range of both species and both sport a “black belly”  during breeding season which happens in the arctic tundra.

Plover in the Surf
Plover at the Surf’s Edge

The sun was almost down, creating a pink reflection in the receding Atlantic surf.

Plover in the Surf
Plover in the Surf

The Plover came a bit closer to me as I waited watched the sun go down.

Plover
Plover