Jekyll Island – Wilson’s Plovers

May 5, 2014 at 4:00 am (Bird photography, Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , )

Wilson's Plover chick banded by Abby Sterling in 2012

Wilson’s Plover chick banded by Abby Sterling in May 2012

The above photograph was taken by bander Abby Sterling on Little St. Simons Island two years ago.  Here is the same bird I photographed on April 27, 2014 on Jekyll Island, all grown up:

Wilson's Plover, male, wearing leg bands

Wilson’s Plover, male, wearing leg bands

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Jekyll Island – My Second “Home”

May 23, 2013 at 4:18 am (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , )

Male Wilson's Plover and newborn chick

Male Wilson’s Plover and newborn chick

I will be spending a lot of time on Jekyll Island the next six months.  I am now a volunteer for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and will be helping people learn about the sea turtles that nest here.

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