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July 21, 2015 - Hargill & Environs

 

Our first stop at Nittler Road had a mess of Black-crowned Night Herons hanging around!

 

The one on the left seems to be looking us over...

 

A little motion from the car, but if you look carefully, you'll see a second bird behind him!

 

Don't try this at home...

 

Black Terns wheeling overhead

 

We got a kick out of the Cattle Egrets pretending to be Dickcissels by sitting on top of the sorghum stalks!

 

                

The star of the day was this Collared Plover that Pat spotted!  We assume it's the same bird that showed up here last year at about this time (and this time I had a better camera ☺)

 

Pat's a happy camper as she carts her scope down the road for a better vantage point!

 

             

More shots from the "better" view; the "confusion" species would be Wilson's Plover (which also occurs here), but check out the thinner bill and bright white forehead with a black border...

 

Scanned print of a pair of Wilson's Plovers from Bolivar Flats for comparison.

 

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