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Juvenile American Golden Plover – Sandy Hook, New Jersey

September 16, 2013

I photographed this juvenile American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) at Sandy Hook National Gateway, Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ.

New Jersey Bird and Nature Photography - American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica - walking in the water at Sandy Hook, Highlands, NJ Canon 1Dx 600mm

Photograph taken with a 1Dx camera and 600mm f/4 lens II + 1.4x extender III – for larger view and EXIF data, please click on the image

There are quite a few American Golden Plovers reported at Sandy Hook in recent weeks. To my surprise they are very “human friendly” allowing close looks. While photographing these beautiful shorebirds, I was happy to make new friends who also share passion to bird photography!

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