Sunday, May 21, 2017

Semipalmated Plover

Bridgewater Township just completed a flood control pond just south of Northfield. The muddy shores attracted migrating shorebirds, like this Semipalmated Plover on 11 May. Unlike other shorebirds, numbers of this plover appear to be stable. Reasons for this status include the bird’s not being picky about its habitat or its diet. It also enjoys an extremely wide winter range, being found on the coasts of North and South America, which allows it to survive areas of local habitat destruction.

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