Plovers in Black and white

Yesterday we stopped by Potlatch State Park at the southern end of Hood Canal, on our way home from Port Townsend. While Bob practiced casting I enjoyed watching the shorebirds.

I think they were Plovers though I’m not certain of the particular variety even after consulting a field guide. Regardless, they were so charming. They stood perfectly still on the shore, their colors blending in with the sand and fragments of oyster shells.

Then they started running along the beach in fits and starts, as fast as their little legs could carry them. Use the arrow slide to take a look at them in color.

I kept my distance but they still eyed me warily. When I dared approach further they flew off in a hurry giving me an earful of their delightful chatter.

Aren’t they beautiful?

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Birds.

~ Susanne

19 Comments on “Plovers in Black and white

  1. What a cool trick to slide back and forth from black and white to color. Is that a block or something you added on as a widget?

  2. Iโ€™ve never heard of Plovers before! Youโ€™re right, they are really cute. Maybe Foster and Panda can run into some in their next adventure! Maybe because I was reading on my phone, I couldnโ€™t get the slider to work, although I did see both the color and black and white photos. Iโ€™ve seen that block before but didnโ€™t really understand what it did. ๐Ÿ˜‹

  3. Ok I figured it out. It was because I was reading from the โ€œReaderโ€ screen instead of clicking Visit and going to your actual site. I always forget that things look different in the reader than they do on the sites. So it worked, and it is really cool!๐Ÿ‘

    • Glad to hear it! ๐Ÿ˜Š I’ve noticed that the Reader doesn’t display all the features of the original blog post. I’m glad you liked the slider.

    • Thanks so much. It could be. I believe a killdeer is a type of plover. There are so many varieties of plovers I wasn’t sure even after I looked in a field guide.

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