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Grey morning
After a long day's flight to San Francisco, I caught the hotel shuttle, checked in, and went early to bed. Next morning, I had an early breakfast, left my luggage in the hotel's care for a bit, and walked along the San Francisco Bay Trail back to the airport to pick up my rental car. First bird that foggy, grey but mild morning was a once aptly named "Grey Plover", officially known by its equally apt breeding season name: Black-bellied Plover. The tide was in, so the few birds remaining near the trail were very near indeed, perched on rocks or bits of rubble right up by the low sea wall.
Habitat
edge of bay
Location
San Francisco Bay Trail
Date taken
24 Oct 2023
Scientific name
Pluvialis squatarola
Equipment used
Nikon z6ii, Tamron 150-600
wonderful portrait of this lovely plover, Ann, love the atmosphere, top marks, many tfs!!
 
I love the subdued mood. Very nice detailed capture Doc. I don't think I would have been able to id that one.
 
A wonderful start for a busy day. Excellent detailed close-up of this wader cutie.
Great to read the details ... stiring up my wanderlust.
 
Supporter
The grey morning is quite fitting for this non-breeding black-bellied Plover. Fabulous close-up! TFS!
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
Doc Duck
Date added
View count
174
Comment count
10

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON Z 6_2
Aperture
ƒ/6.3
Focal length
600.0 mm
Exposure time
1/100 second(s)
ISO
4000
Filename
_aDSC3419 BBPL or PGPL.JPG
File size
1.2 MB
Date taken
Tue, 24 October 2023 4:33 PM
Dimensions
3789px x 2521px

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