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Jun 03, 2010 14:22 |  #1

I was so excited the other day. I was out birding on a high mountain in the snow and saw a plover in a mud puddle in the ditch. I got some shots of him but didn't know what it was. I looked in my Peterson west guide and the only one with a yellow eye is the Little Ringed Plover. It says it's rare and only in the Aelutians at times. I was excited as I found him on a mountain in Washington state. My first rare bird.

Then I looked on this site at other little ringed plovers and the yellow eye is much more pronounced. I then did a search on plovers and found other images on here that show it's the semipalmated plover. While still a fun bird, I did notice my Petersons says it doesn't occur here but migrates through. Still a fun opportunity but a good example of why I can't rely on my field guide and how this site is a great resource for bird Id.


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Jun 03, 2010 14:25 |  #2

Oh, that last one is just fabulous.


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Jun 03, 2010 15:58 |  #3

Both great shots, whatever it is.


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Jun 03, 2010 16:01 |  #4

I love both of the shots!!! Great captures!!!


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Jun 03, 2010 16:22 |  #5

Nice shots, I love the reflection in the first!


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Jun 03, 2010 16:46 |  #6

I believe it's a Semi-palmated Plover. The breeding male often lacks the white 'eye brow' but does have a yellow/orange ring around the eye. The markings aren't consistent with a Little Ringed Plover. Beautiful shots though.


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Jun 03, 2010 17:01 |  #7

Joe F.N. wrote in post #10297558 (external link)
I believe it's a Semi-palmated Plover. The breeding male often lacks the white 'eye brow' but does have a yellow/orange ring around the eye. The markings aren't consistent with a Little Ringed Plover. Beautiful shots though.


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Definitely a semipalmated.


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Jun 03, 2010 17:18 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #8

Nice shots! I used to see them often when I was a birder.


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Jun 03, 2010 20:32 |  #9

Great shots, especially the first one.

I pulled out my Petersen's western guide, and it describes the Semipalmated as having yellow or bright orange legs, like your bird, while the Little Ringed has flesh colored legs. I think the reference to the eye-ring on the LR is more to distinguish it from the Common Ringed, which might also be encountered in the Aleutians.


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Jun 03, 2010 20:35 |  #10

Joe called it, this is a male Semipalmated Plover in breeding plumage. They are very similar to the Piping Plover in size and markings. The Piping Plover is paler with a shorter bill but from a distance can be tricky to differentiate. Two of the cutest birds to walk the beach.

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Jun 03, 2010 22:11 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #11

Thanks for the info and positive comments! :)


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Jun 03, 2010 22:22 |  #12

It's an adorable bird, love the first shot


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Jun 04, 2010 09:50 |  #13

These are both super nice shots. The 2nd one is my favorite for the pose, detail and the mood. Well done!


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