Looking through my long lens, I knew I had something special when I saw this bird foraging way out on a sandbar a few days ago.
Welcome to my bird lifer list, #206 Black-bellied Plover! They are the largest and heaviest of our North American plovers.
My crops are heavy but still good enough to ID thankfully.
Black-bellied Plovers are also the hardiest of the plovers, breeding farther north than others, all the way to the very top of the world.
Black-bellied Plover foraging
A widespread shorebird, the Black-bellied Plover is found on six continents.
I’m thinking, it’s about time I’ve photographed this beauty!