Date: 2/5/18 3:23 pm From: <mitch...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Good Birds at Imperial Reservoir
Hi David and all,
This plover really strikes me as Pluvialis. It seems to have that characteristic potbelly Pluvialis look. The ear spot seems very Pluvialis as well, both the Golden- and B-b can show that dark ear spot as in your photo. Also the upperparts color seems a cold gray brown as opposed to the sandy tan of a Mountain Plover. Maybe it was a golden if the axillaries were gray?
Like to hear what others think and see more pix...