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Semipalmated Plover Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: How do you get a "favorite" photo for a species that is almost always found wandering through the muck and the mud? That doesn't always make for the most appealing photo!  I suppose I SHOULD choose a photo that shows them in that muck and mud, as it's true to their preferred foraging habitat. However, I really like the photo below, with the nice side profile, the raised foot as it struts, and the compositional element of the plant behind the bird. From August 17th, 2013 in Lake County, South Dakota.

Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus

Semipalmated Plover 1 - Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated Plover 2 -  Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated Plover 3 - Charadrius semipalmatus  Semipalmated Plover 4 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 1

July 29th, 2007
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 2

July 29th, 2007
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 3

July 29th, 2007
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 4

April 23rd, 2015
Lake County, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 5 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 6 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 7 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 8 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 5

April 23rd, 2015
Lake County, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 6

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 7

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 8

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 9 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 10 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 11 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 12 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 9

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 10

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota
 

Semipalmated Plover 11

May 9th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota
 

Semipalmated Plover 12

August 17th, 2013
Lake County, South Dakota
 

Semipalmated Plover 13 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 14 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 15 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 16 - Charadrius semipalmatus 

Semipalmated Plover 13

August 17th, 2013
Lake County, South Dakota
  

Semipalmated Plover 14

April 23rd, 2015
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Semipalmated Plover 15

April 23rd, 2020
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  

Semipalmated Plover 16

April 23rd, 2020
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  

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