Snowy Plover Chick

Photograph by Lil Judd, My Shot

This is a snowy plover chick. How small this little bird is is almost impossible to explain. But let's put it like this: When I saw them for the first time, all I could think of was that I was looking for something the size of two cotton balls with toothpicks for legs. They are that tiny. Add to this, they are so well camouflaged against the sand and they move in spurts—very fast. It's during one of these sprints that I actually managed to catch them with my eyes, and then all one can do is try to not lose them with one’s eyes. They are just the cutest little beings around.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)