Wednesday, September 17, 2008

monochomatic plover

Grey plovers are as their english name sensibly suggests for the most part grey without black bellies (like this one). At times though their American name of Black-bellied Plover is far more appropriate.....


Fantastic isn't it. What i love about these is how vivid and intricate that pattern is even though the only colours are black and white.


This one was all alone on sunday perhaps blown in on the hurricane or perhaps one of our few resident birds. I certainly hadn't noticed one in this gaudy dress so wherever it came from I'm grateful.

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