During January and February of this year, Diana and I stayed on St. George Island, Florida. The island’s beaches are the winter home for both Piping Plovers and Snowy Plovers. This is a Piping Plover, considered to be an endangered species. Because of their critical status, researchers tag these birds to keep track of them. Notice the three bands on this bird’s left leg and the two bands and a yellow flag on the right leg. This is the only Piping Plover I saw during our stay on the island.
From May 21, 2017 - Piping and Snowy Plovers