Day 131: Arctic Stopover – Semipalmated Plover (photos)

I had thought the migration of birds through northern Minnesota was complete, but I was wrong. This morning I discovered a small flock of Semipalmated-Plovers at the mouth of the Lester River. It was almost hard to believe that our weather of fog, rain and 45F could be considered warm, but these plovers thought the gravel bar at the mouth of a river on Lake Superior was the perfect resting / eating spot on their trip up north. Ultimately these birds will end up on the northern shores of the Arctic Ocean in Canada.

Semipalmated Plovers
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