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Hooded plover (hooded dotterel)        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Hooded plovers (or dotterels) are smallish beach-dwelling plovers from the southern coast of Australia.   Their black hoods are a little unusual for plovers.   These were photographed at Peaceful Bay near Albany, Western Australia> It was anything but peaceful at the time, with strong winds, heavy surf, and occasional rain (everyone in these images is facing right because that's where the wind was coming from).

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2016)