American Golden Plover

2017 Golden plover_350 websiteFinally, a chance to get a relatively decent photo of the American Golden Plover. Even though this bird is a regular visitor to our island, it can be a pain to locate them and an even bigger pain to photograph them. So this was a very special opportunity.

American Golden Plovers (Amerikaanse Goudplevier, Lopi dorá (Pluvialis dominica) ) are only about 25 cm long but stand very erect and hence look larger then they are. They love mudflats of inner bays, salt pans or freshwater ponds.

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