Semipalmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus

A wonderful experience. Listening to the calls of these little shorebirds at dawn, observing migrating seabirds on the horizon, smelling the saline air of low tide and feeling the cold announcing the end of the summer.
Parc nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes, QC, 49°02’32.0″N 68°27’17.7″W. September 7, 2018. 5:15AM. low tide.

Photo by Ansgar Walk (CC BY-SA 2.5)