What bird is that?

Lately I’ve been seeing this little fellow wading through the mud at a nearby lake, so today I took my camera with me on our afternoon walk and was lucky enough to get a couple of photographs. Thanks to Google images I’ve been able to identify the bird as a Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)The afternoon light and a ‘shady’ white balance setting makes the bird’s plumage appear more golden, but I think it is a good match 🙂

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12 thoughts on “What bird is that?

    • twoblackdoggies November 24, 2014 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you, it took a few shots to get something I liked 🙂

  1. dou dou November 23, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Wow, he’s beautiful, looks like a fancy plover 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 24, 2014 / 6:54 pm

      They are very cute birds, a lot smaller than a plover but very similar looking. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. megtraveling November 24, 2014 / 11:13 am

    Great pictures and they are really cute too! They look like they’re posing for you… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 24, 2014 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks Meg, they were very obliging especially when I had one little black dog with me who chases everything that moves 🙂

  3. restlessjo November 26, 2014 / 7:57 am

    Loving the big photo, Sam 🙂

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