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Kentish Plover (V)

Kentish Plover (V) (Image ID 41934)
Photographed byTerence Alexander on Tue 7th Jul, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 16th Aug, 2020 .
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ID41934
CommentThe Kentish Plover is a rare visitor to Australian shores. This bird was spotted on the sandbanks at Noosa. A visit to Noosa for a weekend ensured a few opportunities to see and photograph it. After using a spotting scope to find it among Red-capped plovers and Double-banded Plovers, I kayaked across,camera in a wet bag found a spot in the mud to lie with the sun behind me and dressed in camouflage.A bit of belly crawl then I waited for the rising tide to push the birds toward me.This image is pretty much as it was taken just cropped.
EquipmentCamera body- Nikon D500
Lens used- Nikon 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens
Taken 9:16 am, 1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 110
LocationNoosa, Munna point, Queensland
Keywordsadult, non-breeding plumage/features
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