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Collared Plover

                  
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Collared Plover -August 8th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 8th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
leg color seemed to change dependent upon reflected light.   here showing more of a pinkish coloration
yet at many other times showed a flesh colored appearance

Collared Plover -August 8th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 8th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
note black line from the eye to the base of the bill and pronounced black forehead area

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
note that on the birds left side view that the breast band showed wider vs. the right side view
this was clearly evident on a number of instances when this plover was standing facing to our left or right
although would vary.  Yet still always wider on it's left side

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
typical 'look' at the breast band showing wider on the birds left side

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)

Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas) Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)
Collared Plover -August 7th, 2014- (Hargill, Texas)

Aerial View of pond in Hargill, Texas where Collared Plover was at
Pond (from the air on final descent to landing in McAllen, Texas) in center of photo on what is the north-east side of Hargill, Texas.
amazing that I happened to look out the window and see this and grab a cell shot and turns out to be THE POND (Playa?)


Learn more about this species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collared_Plover

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