Photograph taking by Amalia Jonas
Eagle flying over the Lake O’Connor, Michigan, on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
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Two swans enjoy a beautiful autumn sunset
at Lake O’Connor, in Rifle River area, Michigan
Swans in Lake O’Connor,
in Rifle River area, Michigan
The cold comes and Canadian geese are flying south
The Little Ringed Plover, Sandpiper
The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover sandpiper.
Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly,
and a white breast with one black neckband.
They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes
with white above, yellow ocular ring.
Juveniles without black on head
and with brown and incomplete collar. and a short dark bill.
The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.
Adults are 15-18 cm in length with a 35–41 cm wingspan.
This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour,
the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.
Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater,
including gravel pits, islands and river edges.
They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth.
Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.
These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight.
They eat insects and worms.
They are migratory.