Plovers are delightful shorebirds with plenty of character. They range in size from the large black-bellied plover to the very small snowy plover, which is a personal favorite of mine.
Semipalmated plovers on Plum Island, MassachusettsBaby plovers headed in opposite directionsWhich way to go?Piping plover with chick tucked under its wingTwo chicks trying to fitPiping plover peek-a-booPlover chick ready to snugglePiping plover bearhugPiping plover with chickBaby plover tucked underwingParent and chickBaby piping plover ready to warm upPlover on the beach at sunrisePiping plover at dawnPiping plover and seaweedPiping plover with pastel colored wrackMorning pastels with a piping ploverBaby plover wing flapTiny predatorPiping plover chick ready to tuck in