This endangered bird usually makes a nest on the beach. This one decided a gravel parking lot would make a better one.

Snowy plover sitting on gravel nest

When I first arrive she was sitting on the nest facing away. I did not want to get closer and disturb her just to get a better shot.

 

Snowy plover looking at me sideways

After a few minutes she stood up and faced me sidewise

Snowy plover walking away

She started to walk away

Snowy plover staring at me up close

She seemed to change her mind and walked towards me

Snowy plover looking at me sideways

She gave me another sideways glance, bobbed her head a few times, and ran back to the nest. I took that as my cue that is time to leave. 

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