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Old 06-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Some birds from yesterday. I also attached one sound file, thinking it's a fish crow but not sure. Mystery bird
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I love the oystercatcher's red bill! He almost looks comical!
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I think the one in IMG_3536.jpg (3 of 4) is adorable.
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I think 3 of 4 is a small pipping plover
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The fourth photo is a Common Tern (Sterna hirundo). Where were these photos taken? They've very nice!
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I think 3 of 4 is a small pipping plover
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They are from the Coast along CT. I've just been happy with whatever I stumble across, but eventually I do plan to figure out how to properly bird the coastal areas of CT/RI. Being from the midwest, it's been a real treat to be able to visit these areas.
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Number 3 is definitely a Piping Plover in non-breeding plumage. dark bill with yellow legs unlike the snowy plover which has a dark bill and dark legs great photos Midwesterner! I grew up along the CT coast it's good to see some of my old bird buddies.
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Oh and I believe your right the mystery bird does sound like a fish crow!
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The picture of the piping plover could be used in a document describing how animals use camouflage to protect themselves from predators. When I first brought up the picture, I actually didn't see the bird!

By the way, there is no doubt that it is a piping plover. I have seen many in my life, and I remember a time when they were quite common where I lived on the shore of Northern Massachusetts
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