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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 18:46   #1
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Piping Plover?

Took this photo today on a beach near Fort Myers, FL. There were numerous reports of sightings, including this morning, so I am hoping it is a Piping Plover having never seen one before.
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 19:07   #2
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Yes it is :)
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 20:30   #3
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Piping Plover indeed.
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 20:32   #4
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Thank you - very happy for a lifer !!
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 21:05   #5
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As a matter of interest, is there a policy amongst ringers that dicatates the maximum amount of bands that can be put on a single bird?

Is there a 'bling to body mass' equation?
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Was thinking that myself! Can it actual fly with all that attached to it's undercarriage?
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Old Tuesday 14th January 2020, 23:40   #7
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It could have come from the Great Lakes, or maybe New Jersey. So, yes, it can fly with all that 'bling'.
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