0700 hours. One piping plover on Detroit Lakes City Beach near Lake Ave. and J&K Marina. dog flushed it from behind a boat on the beach and it made 3 peep calls and landed 10 feet from me. I saw a pale plover, one neck band, black line on forehead, white supercilium, black eyes and yellowish legs. I observed it with binoculars before running home to get my camera. I went back with the camera, a point and click digital, and approached the bird in the same location I left it. It started running along the beach giving a pee-loo call. I took two pictures but they are not good enough to distinguish. It flew south over the lake calling pee-loo, pee-loo until it was out of sight and ear shot. I would not be surprised if it is back on the beach by now. I will keep looking for it today as time allows.
Also on the lake;
200+ horned grebes
400+ D.C. cormorants
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