Western Snowy Plovers - big

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The endangered Western Snowy Plover. These small, well camouflaged birds need our help. If you live on the west coast, do a search on Snow Plovers and find a local group doing conservation work. These birds were photographed during the winter on the San Mateo county coast.


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Thanks. Yes these birds are very skittish and difficult to approach and it's important not to get into their "comfort zone" and harass them, so a long lens is a must. Unfortunately the beach where I found these - although a State beach with a leash law - these birds were periodically chased by dogs, whereas they don't see people as a threat, as long as you keep a distance. In fact, one bird actually fell asleep in front of me!
 

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