Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
Semipalmated Plover, 10/8/07, Moss Landing Harbord, Monterey Co
Semipalmated Plover, 10/8/07, Moss Landing Harbor, Monterey Co
Semipalmated Plover, 8/29/07, Jetty Road, Moss Landing, Monterey Co
Semipalmated Plover, 12/22/05, La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Semipalmated Plover, winter plumage, 1/7/05, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
The birds left and above are both probably first-winter birds, see the nearly broken neck ring -- both taken in Mexico in mid-winter. The bird shown in the two pictures at the top is possibly also a first-wnter bird, in Fall migration.
Breeding plumage spring migrant.
Semipalmated Plover, spring breeding plumage, 4/25/05, Palo Alto Baylands
Breeding plumage Fall migrant, probably male.
Semipalmated Plover, juvenile, 9/15/08, Pillar Point, San Mateo Co
Semipalmated Plover, juvenile, 9/17/05, Lighthouse Park, New Haven, CT
Juveniles, above and left, as shown by the scalloped feathering and the more extensive supercilium. The bird above also shows a narrow breastband, a further mark of juvenile.