On our last trip down to the St. Marks Refuge, it began to rain off and on. But it was not hard to spot this lone wading bird that was larger than its puddle-mates.
I had to do a little searching to find that it is a Black-bellied Plover. It is possible that this is a female. Males have much more contrast in their feather colors or it could just be its seasonal look. Still, its color pattern was quite striking.
The S of SNB is a kindergarten teacher in a public school in Tallahassee, Florida. Her better half is B. He is self-employed as a lawnscaper. They have two fine adult sons --and an amazing daughter-by-marriage. They are the grandparents of one delightful little boy and his sweet, infant sister!