Date: 11/12/17 11:16 pm From: Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Pacific Golden Plover still present early Sunday afternoon
By noon no sign of the 5K race, and most of the Snowy Plovers were hunkered down seaward of their demarcated enclosure. Didn't spot the Golden immediately; eventually birder Nancy from Covina Hills found it a little ways SE of the enclosure and of all the Snowys. While its coloration is a near match for the sand it's large enough to spot even when it isn't moving. Joggers (very few) would sometimes come along the stretch of sand right in front of the enclosure and while the plovers didn't usually flush from the disturbance, one time the entire flock took off. The Golden was by its larger size easily spotted flying with the Snowys; eventually it landed alone while the rest of flock continued in the air. After that I found the bird was even easier to approach for some photos
Hey Kevin, thanks for the great find, and impressive photos (from a "pocket camera" no less - no further info on Flickr).
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