Monday, March 28, 2011

Little snowy plover, Point Reyes National Seashore

Western snowy plover in Point Reyes - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

Just a quick post of this cute little snowy plover sitting in the sands of Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. This shot is from an awesome hike I took along the beach last November, when I was able to spend time with a group of western snowy plovers, a different group of semipalmated plovers, and huge flocks of mixed sandpipers.


  1. Beautiful shot. The isolation is stunning. I'd really love to see you put out a book on shorebirds.

  2. Very pretty plover, with perfect light and fantastic background.


  3. Another beauty !
    Love this beautiful soft colors - great work - as always !!

  4. Beautiful photo Pat. I love the composition, background and color.

  5. Agreed, great shot. We weren't able to spend time at Limantour on our recent trips to Point Reyes, but that will have to change for future trips.

  6. Thanks, Jarred! I'd love to see me put out a book on shorebirds too ;-) In all seriousness though, it's definitely a project I've been toying with the idea of.

    Thanks, Jean-Michel!

    Thanks, Pescalune!

    Thanks, Jim!

    Thanks, Alan! Limantour is my favorite place for shorebirds in Point Reyes, especially during the fall and spring migrations!