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Snowy Plover chick


Snowy Plover chick, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas, United States

© Judd Patterson (Photo #494)

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4L IS at 300mm
Date: July 9, 2005
Location: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Kansas)

Comments: In 2003 I spent a summer doing research on the nesting success of Snowy Plover's around the Great Salt Lake. I was often around their nests, but never got close to a chick. For that reason, this recent close encounter was particularily special!