A piping plover searching the wet sands for a meal.
A killdeer keeping a lookout while its offspring was learning to search for food.
A piping plover with ruffled feathers after chasing away another piping plover from its territory.
A piping plover searching the beach for a meal
Least Tern and chicks
A Least Tern nesting with her two chicks. One of the chicks popped out from underneath it's mother when it heard its dad's call upon his return with food.
American Oystercatchers at sunset
A pair of American Oystercatchers take a walk along Pico Beach at sunset.
American Oystercatchers in search of food
A group of American Oystercatchers searching for food on Pico Beach.
Killdeer protecting its nest
Spotted this Killdeer actively chasing away anyone who got too close to its territory. It was nesting in the rocks outside the marked off conservation areas on Winthrop Beach.
A Killdeer on Winthrop Beach. Distinguished by the three black bands on its neck and red ringed eye.
As I was photographing the baby plover, from a safe distance away, I looked around and noticed this plover eyeing me suspiciously.
Baby Piping Plover
I've been spotted!
It's fun watching these little guys run around the beach early in the morning!
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