Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Black-bellied Plover

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes.


For this week's wild bird I am featuring the Black-bellied Plover. I have seen this bird on the Altantic coastline during the migration. These images were taken at Chincoteague NWR and some from Bombay NWR. They are also known as the Grey Plover.


The are pretty in their grey, black and white colors. They forage for food on  beaches and tidal flats.


The Black-bellied Plovers breed in the Arctic and coastal area of Canada and Alaska.


Another similar looking bird would be the American Golden Plover. These are not great photos, the birds were a distance away and the zoom makes some photos fuzzy.  I hope you enjoyed my wild bird and post. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.

Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

73 comments:

  1. they are soooo pretty, up against the blue water. they also walk around like they own the place ;)

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  2. Lindo pássaro Eileen, lindas imagens.
    Beijos.

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  3. Acho sempre muito lindas as tuas fotos! Valem sempre! bjs, chica

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  4. I just saw some black0bellied plovers last weekend so I'm amazed you have them there in Maryland so soon!

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  5. Hari OM
    I am particularly fond of the wading birds - these are indeed very pretty! YAM xx

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  6. I wonder is that the same bird as we call a Grey Plover? it Anyway, it is a lovely bird although when we see it here is has not got itsblack belly then (winter time).

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  7. Hi Eileen, Pretty shorebirds! Nice photographs of the plovers. Have a great evening tonight and a pleasant day tomorrow!

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  8. So pretty! I wouldn't have seen or learned how these birds are called if not from your blog. They might exist in books or google but I don't really look for such creatures everyday :) Thank you for never getting tired of sharing what beautiful nature is out there where you are.

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  9. I love plovers and this one is a very good looking bird. Congrats on the plover. Once and a GREAT while, one will show up in AZ:)

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  10. water and sand and birds, nothing is more peaceful to me...

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of this special and wonderful birds. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  12. Very nice this gray plover.
    I've never been able to photograph this.
    Greetings, Helma

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  13. I think half of the coolness about Plovers is their name. Plover. Plover. Gotta admit that is a cool name.

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  14. Great photos of the Plover. It is a striking looking bird.

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  15. We call the same species Grey Plover but the North American "Black- bellied Plover" is much more descriptive.

    Nice job Eileen

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  16. haha The looooong stride in that second shot made me laugh. Thanks!

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  17. Lovely little birds - it must be so fun to watch them running around on their little twig legs!

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  18. interesting, I had no idea that a Grey Plover existed. I have seen 2 different kinds of the Golden one. I like the look of the Grey :)

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  19. They look like they are in their tuxedos and all ready to party. Handsome birds. Enjoy your evening, Eileen.

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous day out too! They are having fun too. I had the rare and delightful experience to catch some geese hanging out today, so I snapped and snapped more, getting ready for Saturday's Critters too! Double win for me!

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  21. First time I've seen this bird. Thanks for sharing your beautiful nature photographs with me Eileen.

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  22. Very handsome birds! Almost like they have little suits on.

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  23. I love that last shot on the watery sand.

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  24. almost camouflaged. very cool. i guess he/she can run around not being noticed much. that would be fun to do. ( :

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  25. Peaceful pictures Eileen. The birds and water look great to me.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Very interesting! The black and white mottling reminds me, a LOT, of baby parakeet / budgie heads! :)

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  27. What a pretty bird! I haven't seen one before.

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  28. They are so cute....I wish I could see them in real life!

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  29. Beautiful Plovers, Eileen.
    I wonder if the color (grey) provides a camouflage for them.
    Have a Beautiful day!
    Peace :)

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  30. They are such pretty birds, love their coloring.

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  31. Very nice photos Eileen, these little birds look so proper!
    Jemma

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  32. Hello Eileen!!
    Such beautiful birds!Lovely images against the blue water!!
    Great captures!Have a happy day!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  33. Beautiful pictures of some beautiful birds.
    Looks like they are quite some runners at
    the beach :) Love the colour of the water
    in the last picture!

    Have a beautiful day
    Möwe

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  34. Great looking birds. I love the Plovers, one of my favourite wading birds. It's quite similar to our European Grey Plover in breeding plumage.

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  35. Nice bird shots ... have a great week!

    Irene

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  36. Such beautiful birds! Lovely photos. Have a great (Wild Bird) Wednesday!

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  37. I love watching sea birds.
    Nice shots!

    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/say-yes-to-neigh.html

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  38. We have a different looking plover and they are very aggressive when they have eggs in the nest which is just a hollow in the ground.

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  39. Love these birds Eileen. You have photographed them beautifully. Happy day to you :)

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  40. Interesting capture on the species and liked the difference in last image!

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  41. Eileen, thanks for sharing the plover pics. I would love to see them in person.

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  42. What pretty birds. Looks like they enjoy cooling off in the water, who wouldn't :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  43. Eileen, I don't think I've ever seen this particular bird. Great picture.

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  44. I always love your shore photos, Eileen! So beautiful and peaceful. Sweet bird.

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  45. These Black-bellied Plovers are fascinating to see, Eileen. I love the long stride in the first shot. Any photo at all would be a thrill for me :) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  46. Such pretty birds, lovely markings. Thanks for sharing, have a great day Eileen.

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  47. Love the wading birds. Plovers are wonderful to watch!

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  48. I never knew that there were so many birds out there. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  49. I always enjoy seeing pictures of birds along the shores of anywhere. You always have nice captures to share.

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  50. Nice pictures! New bird too me.

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  51. Great looking birds. Reminds me of our Grey Plovers as well.

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  52. You got some great shots here, lovely pictures :)

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  53. always fun to see these birds in their summer colors -- fun captures!

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  54. I loved seeing these shots, Eileen! Very pretty markings.

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  55. I enjoy shorebirds so much, but always have trouble with IDs. These are great!

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  56. When I first saw the picture I though 'that looks like a grey plover' - and them I read the text!!

    Nice shot.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  57. Cool! I have never seen one except in pictures. Great shots.

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  58. Oh, these are so fantastic pictures !!
    Happy weekend !

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  59. Hi Eileen..I could have sworn I left a comment, but I don't see it.. Wonderful shots of course..I am wondering what if any Apps you use for birding... Michelle

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  60. Your beautiful shots always make me feel like I'm in heaven, Eileen. BTW i think i left a comment with my son's account on the first one.Happy Sunday!

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