1 October 2013

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

At the beginning of the mating season, a Little Ringed Plover seems to use its tail to offer its pair a small shadow. A few days later, they will place their eggs in a next dug on the shores of this little dam.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 200, 1/500, f/4.5