A Dunlin, as photographed by Ron LeValley

Here's a beautiful shorebird for you today, a Dunlin, Calidris alpina. Ron LeValley recently photographed this one, with some friends in the background.

Dunlin by Ron LeValleyNotice the distinctive black belly. And what a looooong beak! Dunlins eat insects. To hear their raspy call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dunlin/sounds

Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Ron's nature photography, here is his website: http://levalleyphoto.com/home/