Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pair of semipalmated plovers, Sandy Point State Reservation

Pair of semipalms

This past weekend, my wife and I took a trip out to Sandy Point State Reservation on the southern tip of Plum Island. The impacts of Hurricane Sandy and the recent Nor'easter were clear. The small dune that I found this flock of plovers taking refuge behind in early October is no longer there, as the beach is now one large flat expanse. It's fascinating to see the power of nature, and this was a prime example of the ephemeral existence of the beach environment.

View more of my photos of plovers.

7 comments:

  1. Do you know how long it takes for sand dunes to recover and rebuild? And how does this impact the ground nesters like these plovers for the coming season?

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  2. Wonderful photo Pat, so clear and a wonderful composition.

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  3. Wow, so sad...nature can really be swift and cause crushing blows in life for human kind and wildlife. The image is glorious...I wonder what became of these beauties and others along the shore. What do they do, where can they hide...

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  4. Beautifully illuminated...And that classic Pat Ulrich perspective.
    Makes my day!
    Cheers Pat...

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  5. Nice lighting Pat, fantastic detail on the wing

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  6. Wow, love the composition and the warm light here ;)

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  7. Lovely photo, Pat. I love the rose hue of the sand.

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