UPDATE: "This bird was accepted as the first New York State sighting of a Common Ringed Plover."
I think the distinct eyebrow, the curved broad earpatch that meet the gape, the tapered bill, complete lack of yellow eyering, broad neck ring,
and smaller head profile are all in favor of Common Ringed Plover. Personally I need a little more plumage comparison of post breeding adults
of both species to be absolutely certain. The bird didn't call, and I didn't get a very good look of the toes.


Common Ringed OR Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius hiaticula/semipalmatus)?
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY, USA - September 13, 2005
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Common Ringed OR Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius hiaticula/semipalmatus)?
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY, USA - September 13, 2005
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Common Ringed OR Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius hiaticula/semipalmatus)?
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY, USA - September 13, 2005
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Common Ringed OR Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius hiaticula/semipalmatus)?
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY, USA - September 13, 2005
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Common Ringed OR Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius hiaticula/semipalmatus)?
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY, USA - September 13, 2005
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


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