Piping Plover at the McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin May 23, 2017

A Piping Plover was present at McKinley Beach along with the other shorebirds. This bird was reported a couple of days ago. It moved along the algae mat with the other shorebirds. I have not heard if this bird has been checked for the colored bands it has on it’s legs. Also present were 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers and a Killdeer. All these shorebirds made a for an exciting event. Images were taken on May 23, 2017

Piping Plover

Binomial name: Charadrius melodus

Category: Lapwings and Plovers

Size: 7.25” long, 19” wing span

Weight: 1.9 oz

Note: In the research I did, it states this bird is listed as Endangered in Wisconsin

The leg bands

Getting something to eat…

Moving along…


Here we have something to eat…

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