Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pioneer species

Breeding Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius/Kleine Plevier) ♂, with its conspicuous yellow eye ring. Last winter several lowland streams were restored to original meandering course in the east of the county Noord-Brabant near Eindhoven (at least 2 that I know of). The banks of the streams were also flattened and the surrounding land was cleared. These temporary sand plains with sparse weeds offer breeding ground to this true pioneer species.

* Canon EOS 7D, 500mm/f4 IS; ISO-200, f6.3, 1/320s; -0.3 stop; bean bag.

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